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Update #13 - For backers only

Rough Cut Complete!

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Update #12

New study links banned pesticides to endometriosis

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A new study links two banned pesticides found in women’s blood with an increased risk of endometriosis.  Evan has all of the details in his new article on PolicyMic here:

http://www.policymic.com/articles/73637/two-banned-pesticides-that-are-still-hurting-women


Update #11 - For backers only

Editing Continues

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Update #10

Quick Update

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Since our return from Washington DC last month, the Toxic Profits team has been busy editing all of our footage and beginning to put together a rough cut of our film.  

Evan also just had an article published on Salon's website that discusses the pesticide that recently killed 23 schoolchildren in India.  You can read that article here:

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/09/thanks_for_pesticides_america/

We will keep you updated as we move through the editing process.

Have a great weekend,

Evan, Nick, and Shannon

PHOTO: The Toxic Profits interview with Senator Leahy in Washington DC

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Update #9

Video Update!

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After our last update on May 30, 2013, Toxic Profits was encouraged to launch a Rally.org campaign to help raise the remaining funds to complete this film. In anticipation of doing so, we created a new video that includes some of the footage that we've filmed across the globe and wanted to share it with our Kickstarter supporters first:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a6kEsp97tE

We want to be clear to all of you that regardless of whether or not we raise these additional funds, this film will get made. We're going to make good on our promise, but since Toxic Profits has gotten bigger than we had ever imagined, we want to do be able to finish with the best professional quality possible.  After our last update, one supporter asked how much money we were seeking to raise and for what purposes, so we have broken that down for you here:

Post-Production:
~$2,500 - Music Rights, Sound, Narration
~$15,000 - Graphics, Animation, Editing
~$2,500 - Archival & Stock Footage Rights, Photographs, Stills
~$5,000 - Film Festivals, Promotion, Distribution
~Total: $25,000

(This does not include already spent production costs: roughly $25,000 for equipment, translations, travel expenses, etc.)

Finally, the Toxic Profits team will be heading to Washington, DC, tomorrow to meet with members of Congress, governmental agencies, and others key players to ask important questions and share our story. We will keep you updated on our progress.

Thanks to all of you who have reached out and offered additional support.  We really appreciate it.

All the best,

Evan, Nick & Shannon


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