The death toll is mounting.

Screenings

3 Billion To Screen at 2nd Annual The Free Thinking Film Festival

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Room 156, Library & Archives
2:30 PM

3 Billion and Counting
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108 minutes, 2010 United States
Frogbite Productions
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Dr. Rutledge and his team take an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known — Malaria. They interview African, Indian, and US Governments, charitable organizations, scientists, politicians, doctors, clinics, 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 in the 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. Short-sightedness 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.

 

“In his dissection of the rise of the environmental movement and the fall of science, Dr. Taylor not only educates us, but he also sparks outrage about the unforeseen consequences of a scientifically ignorant chemical witchhunt, one that has caused untold human suffering and billions of deaths, primarily among children.”
— Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, National Review, Sept. 2010


Skype Q&A with Dr. Rutledge


Ottawa Event: 3 Billion And Counting Screening

http://propagandistmag.com/2011/03/28/ottawa-event-3-billion-and-counting
3 Billion and Counting
Sat. April 9, 2011
Aviation Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
7:00 PM


Admission: $15 (includes HST), $10.00 for students/ seniors
Compact Music, 785 1/2 Bank Street
Compact Music, 190 Bank Street
Ottawa Festivals, 47 William Street

Tickets will also be available at the door.

Tickets are also available on line (click here)

3 Billion and Counting the death toll is mounting... DDT in 2010? Don't let the bedbugs bite...

Dr. Rutledge and his team take an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known — Malaria. They interview African, Indian, and US Governments, charitable organizations, scientists, politicians, doctors, clinics, 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 in the 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.

For businessmen and women to endorse and encourage “alternatives” while a safe and proven PREVENTION sits idle is like fiddling while Rome burns. 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. And, thirty plus years after the DDT ban the death toll is gargantuan. Is it a mere coincidence that deaths from West Nile virus, mosquitoes, and bedbugs are growing by leaps and bounds right here in the US?? 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…

Free Thinking Film Society


3 Billion and Counting
Sat. April 9. 2011, 7 PM
Aviation Museum
11 Aviation Parkway

Admission: $15 (includes HST), $10.00 for students/ seniors
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3 BILLION AND COUNTING Opens in New York at The QUAD Cinema

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The QUAD Cinema, one of New York City’s leading art houses, presents the New York premiere of the provocative new documentary, 3 BILLION AND COUNTING (102 minutes), directed and produced by Dr. D. Rutledge Taylor.

Sure to spark outrage, Dr. Rutledge, a California physician specializing in preventative medicine, chronicles the effects of the world-wide ban on the pesticide DDT in 1972, a ban inspired by the first enviro-bestseller, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962). Rutledge’s five-year-long effort is driven by his revulsion at millions of deaths, mostly of women and young children, in Africa and South East Asia, by the mosquito-borne disease, Malaria. According to a recent World Health Organization report, Malaria kills one million people annually, a disease, Rutledge confirms, that is wholly and immediately preventable.

A naturalist and a die-hard advocate of preventative medicine, Dr. Rutledge, in the long tradition of American debunkers, wanted to see first hand the extent of Malaria’s worldwide impact, and to discover why policies are still in place that exacerbate the epidemic.

Dr. Rutledge and his Frog Bite Productions team, Co-Producer, Helen Udy, Cinematographer Aaron Krummel, and Project Coordinator, Russell Boast, take us on a 40-day investigative journey to South Africa,  Mozambique,  Kenya,  Tanzania, Northern and  Southern India, Bali,  Indonesia, and Malaysia where they interview African and Indian Government officials, NGO’s, charitable  organizations, scientists, politicians, doctors, victims, and survivors.  What they discover is a tangle of red tape, misguided prevention policies, and treatment that is ineffective in the face of continual re-infection. Above all they find willful deafness to the pleas of local populations to help them eradicate the mosquitoes that deliver the deadly cargo.

Dr. Rutledge and crew head for Washington, D.C. to document how the ban came about and to shed light on the politics of domestic and international environmentalism and its role in the death and suffering of billions. Dr. Rutledge confirms evidence that the research leading to the world-wide ban on DDT was precipitous, uninformed and fraudulent. America’s decision makers — political leaders and environmentalists — buried evidence that contradicted their decisions. Dr. Rutledge builds a solid case that indicts our policies, regulatory agencies and uncovers deceit at the highest levels.

He interviews Richard Tren and Roger Bate of American Enterprise Institute and Africa Fighting Malaria. Paul Driessen author of Eco-Imperialism, Dennis T. Avery, author of Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastics, Dr. Elizabeth Whelan author of Toxic Terror and Dr. Gill Ross of the American Council on Science and Health, as well as Roy Innis and Cyril Boynes of the Congress of Racial Equality. These interviews are blunt — the information appalling, confirming again and again that DDT is essentially harmless and provides the best, if not the only, way to stop tens of millions of needless deaths.

But when the EPA, Greenpeace, The Audubon Society, The World Wildlife Fund, and The Sierra Fund refuse interviews, Dr. Rutledge knows he has touched a nerve. Those most responsible for preserving and promoting the ban on DDT not only evade interviews but demand to know who’s funding Dr. Rutledge, screening potential adversaries and in effect dropping an iron curtain around their work for all but those who agree with them — this nearly 40 years after the initial ban and in the face of mountains of evidence against them.

Further, the film adds clarity to the record by showing that the effects of DDT were confused in the public’s mind with the undeniably devastating effects on the environment and water ways of PCBs. Because both chemicals were in the news at the same time, the effects of DDT became linked with the harmful effects of PCBs. Environmental activists, medical experts, and advocates of its ban did nothing to eliminate this confusion.

In his dissection of the rise of the environmental movement and the fall of science, he drops one bomb after another — a reputable scientist is caught manipulating test outcomes to prove the adverse effects of DDT; the man who started it all, William Ruckelshaus, the Administrator of the EPA in Richard Nixon’s presidency, reverses his position on the harmlessness of DDT to appease the membership of The Environmental Defense Fund.

The documentary raises fundamental questions: whom can we trust; what do we have to know in order to trust them; and finally, will we make the effort to know it? The film begs us to educate ourselves. 3 BILLION AND COUNTING is instructive well beyond the outrage it inspires.

3 BILLION AND COUNTING  opens September 17th and runs through September 23th, 2010, at the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, New York, New York 10011

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3 Billion And Counting premieres in theaters this September

We are excited to announce that 3 Billion And Counting will receive it’s world premiere this September in New York!

This investigative documentary will have limited engagements beginning September 17th at The Quad Cinema in New York and concluding at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, California.

For more information, check the theater’s websites below. Since the film will be in limited release, we highly recommend saving the date in your calendar now and bring a few friends. You’ll be discussing this film for days after.

Quad Cinema: World Awareness Through Cinema
www.quadcinema.com
34 West 13th Street
New York, New York 10011
p: 212-255-2243

September 17-23, 2010

Laemmle’s Sunset 5
www.laemmle.com
8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, 90046
p: 310-478-3836

September 24-30, 2010