Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) June 24, 2011 -- Did you know that as many as 232 chemicals have been found in newborns across the United States? It''s called the chemical body burden, discovered in an Environmental Working Group study. With this kind of shocking revelation, it''s no wonder that more and more Americans are taking a closer look at what's buried in their own backyards.
Filmmaker Rory Owen Delaney has done just that with the controversial documentary Toxic Soup, which shares stories of everyday people fighting to keep their blood, water and air safe from pollution created by the careless chemical companies that live in their backyards.
Toxic Soup makes its national broadcast television premiere on Thursday, June 23, at 4:00 p.m. EST on Free Speech TV. The documentary spotlights the politics of pollution and explores how corporations manipulate the system to delay environmental reform. A class action lawsuit, the unregulated chemical C8 in a West Virginia community's drinking water, chronic illnesses, and a covert visit to a Dupont shareholders meeting make Toxic Soup an emotional ride of a movie.
"It''s not just one state or one town," Delaney said. "It''s a problem that''s all around, and not just with one company. Making the film was a wake-up call to me."
Fellow filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and former president Bill Clinton make appearances, as well as experts Jane Houlihan of the Environmental Working Group and Dr. Devra Davis from the University of Pittsburgh.
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About Toxic Soup
Toxic Soup reveals the politics of pollution as giant corporations manipulate the system to delay environmental reform, endangering the lives of people all over the world for increased profits. Produced by P.G. Banker, a marketing professional and music producer for film, television and radio, and directed by Rory Owen Delaney, the film was an Official Selection of the 2011 Culture Unplugged Film Festival and the 2010 Atlanta, New Jersey, Twin Cities, Louisville, American Conservation, West Virginia and KahBang film festivals.
About Director Rory Owen Delaney
Rory Owen Delaney grew up in Louisville, Ky. He holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University. Delaney''s films have screened at the Florida, Santa Cruz, New Jersey, Park City, Atlanta, Annecy, KahBang, Twin Cities and American Conservation film festivals, among others. In 2010, Delaney was named an honorary Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Steven L. Beshear. Delaney currently lives in Los Angeles.
For more information, visit http://www.ToxicSoupMovie.com