Director: Elizabeth Hong & Daniel Montoya
Producer: Elizabeth Hong & Daniel Montoya
2D Animation: Joe Jennings
Science – Investigation Documentary
One day my friend visited a dentist for a simple procedure and a few weeks later her life became a living hell. I witnessed her struggles to discover the cause of her baffling illness and through this journey, I watched this person shrink into a sickly, fragile stranger.
A gripping tale that will make you think twice before you eat your next catch-of-the-day or plan your next visit to the dentist’s office.
This documentary exposes the secrets behind the corruption of amalgam’s major component, mercury. Through the eyes of doctors, scientists, environmental experts and mercury-poisoned survivors, we learn about the nature of people and the terrible things that some do just for the sake of money. Colorful graphics and narration detail how coal-fired power plants put out 170 pounds of mercury into the air each year; while environmental experts explain how this pollution gradually increases over time, as it accumulates. The film also unveils how half of all North American dentist still use amalgam for its quick and easy profits.
Dr. Haley on the hazards of mercury in the brain
Interview with Dr. Sprinkle
Interview with Carl Vander Stoep
Interview with Jonathan Emord
Dr. Trowbridge on the symptoms of mercury poison
Dr. Willliam Glaros
Interview with Charlie Brown
The Mad Hatter Story