3 BILLION AND COUNTING Exclusive Screening at The American Theatre in Charleston
One time special screening February 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm
The American Theatre located at 446 King Street, one of Charleston’s Historic film and event venues, presents the extraordinary new documentary, 3 BILLION AND COUNTING, (102 minutes) directed and produced by Dr. D. Rutledge Taylor.
This captivating documentary takes an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known — Malaria. Dr. Rutledge Taylor, a physician specializing in preventative medicine, embarks on a journey to find the truth behind the banning of DDT in 1972. The documentary is filmed as an investigative exploration exposing the world- wide harm that has resulted from the ban on the pesticide DDT. The documentary is filmed unscripted as Dr. Rutledge and his team travel across Africa, India and Malaysia interviewing governments, charitable organizations, scientists, politicians, doctors, victims and survivors. They explore and expose the politics of domestic and international policies and find the evidence that the public never truly understood. What they find is astonishing. The greatest ecological genocide known history of man is laid bare — the 1972 ban of an extraordinary life-protecting chemical DDT. This is politics — the cold brutal crookedness that kills with a stroke of a pen. Shortsightedness of governmental and environmental policies is causing the deaths of millions and the suffering of billions. When the EPA, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Sierra refused interviews, Dr. Rutledge knew he had touched a nerve.
Africa loses nearly 3000 women and children on a daily basis not to mention 12 billion dollars annually to malaria alone. The team discovers that malaria is completely preventable — completely. These young filmmakers trek from R. Carson’s SILENT SPRING to the dead silence of
millions of corpses and billions of suffering ones. Now, thirty plus years after the DDT ban the death toll is gargantuan. This film is intended to go directly to you, the American people, with the certainty that it will dramatically open up a virtual blizzard of public debate. This is one film that is long overdue…