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One mother’s fight against the global sugar mafia.

A tragicomic, vibrant and emotional story that will set you free from the Sugar Blues.

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Sugar in your coffee? Maybe 2 or 3...

… and something to go with it? a cake, a biscuit, or a soft drink

Sure, as we all know sweet things contain sugar but what about sausages, bread or even tobacco?

Because sugar is found in almost everything!

Have you ever thought about being sugar addicted?

Sweet life, isn't it?

I’ve just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Know what that means?

My baby and I – we’re in a danger.

Am I making my children sick?

I don’t know.

And thus begins a five-year quest to change myself, my family — and who knows, maybe the world — for the better.

There is no place in the world without sugar trade.

  • Prague, Czech Republic

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    Home of many sugar refineries, sweet shops, and me :)

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  • Brussels, Belgium

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    “We have been working a lot on EFSA’s independence over the past years. In October of this year we published a report that showed that 59% of scientists on EFSA’s panels had direct or indirect ties to industries whose activities come under the remit of the agency. So it’s really a lot, it’s indefensibly too much; we were not expecting so much.” – Martin Pigeon

    Corporate Europe Observatory – Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

  • New York, USA

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    Kathie Dolgin: Sugar Savvy school programme

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  • New York, USA

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    Richard Bodnar, professor of psychology, CUNY Queens College

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  • New York, USA

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    Howard Moskowitz, market researcher and psychophysicist
    Howard is the brain that tells Nestle, Craft Food, Mondelé, Pepsi how to get those darn kids to eat their food. What’s his secret? Add colour! Add texture! Add sugar!

  • Golden Hill, Colorado, USA

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    Thomas Smith, author of self-help manual for diabetics
    The Wild West, an age-old seat of troublemakers. Here, pharma-rebel Thomas Smith claims to have cured himself of diabetes, and has written a manual on how others can do the same.

  • Sacramento, California, USA

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    Bill Monning, California State Senator, Sacramento

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  • San Francisco, California, USA

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    Michele Simon, public health lawyer, Oakland: the tactics of food industry

  • Crockett, California, USA

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    Crockett, California is a town built on sugar. It was established almost 150 years ago to host the C&H Sugar company, now the largest on the west coast.

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  • Doro refugee camp, South Sudan

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    They don’t sell much at the stalls in a refugee camp. Guess what they sell quite a lot of though…

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  • Juba, South Sudan

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    We are seeing now the paradox in certain countries in the developing world where they go from malnutrition – meaning a lack of calories – to overweight and obesity.

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  • Stuttgart, Germany

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    “Our government cares a great deal about what is fed to animals, but they do not care really what we are eating, or what’s inside it, especially with regards to sugar. It’s normal that they put sugar inside bread but, I don’t know, I only want to eat bread…" – Hans Ulrich Grimm, aka Dr. Watson-Food Detective, journalist

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Screening

  • Screenings in Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Romania via alternative distribution of KineDok program

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  • Screenings in Greece, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Cyprus and Poland via Moving Docs program

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  • 12 October, 20:30, Cinema Svetozor, Prague, World on a Plate Festival

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  • 21–23 October, Cinema Provoz Hlubina, Ostrava, World on a Plate Festival

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  • 2 November, 19:00, Municipal library in Prague

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