Into the Weeds: Dewayne "Lee" Johnson vs Monsanto Company

Into the Weeds: Dewayne "Lee" Johnson vs Monsanto Company
dir. Jennifer Baichwal/Canada/2022/97 min.
Luna, sala B
Kinoteka, sala 7
Kinoteka, sala 4
Atlantic, sala B

Dewayne Johnson, a Bay Area groundskeeper, suffered from rashes in 2014 and wondered if they were caused by the herbicide he'd been using for the past couple of years. As his health deteriorated, Johnson became the face of a David-and-Goliath legal battle to hold a multi-national agrochemical corporation accountable for a product with allegedly misleading labeling. Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide, has been a signature product for the multinational agrochemical corporation for over four decades. Used by industrial farms, golf courses and suburban homeowners with a grudge against dandelions, it is sold in more than 130 nations. Scientists raised concerns about its environmental impact and carcinogenic properties, but the deep-pocketed corporation's lawyers, lobbyists and marketers deflected numerous studies and disputed the findings. Acclaimed director Jennifer Baichwal follows Johnson through his battle, setting his personal journey against a global environmental crisis. 


  • projection time:
    97 min.
  • country/year:
    Canada /2022
  • director:
    Jennifer Baichwal
  • pictures:
    Nicolas de Pencier, John Price
  • editor:
    Rolland Schlimme, David Wharnsby
  • production:
    Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier / Mercury Films
  • music:
    Daniel Lanois, Martin Tielli
  • festivals and awards:
    2022 – Hot Docs Toronto, 2022 – Green FF San Francisco, 2022 – MFF Jihlava

Inne filmy z sekcji

Climate for Change

Nowa umowa społeczna
Czekając na przypływ
Inne filmy z tagiem


Zła prasa
Selbé: Jedna pośród wielu
Rozmowy z granicy
Inne filmy z konkursu

Green Warsaw Award

Czekając na przypływ
W zgodzie z naturą
Pustelnik z Treig
Doc shop
Buy our films on DVD
Sign up and stay up to date

To optimize the content available on our website and to adjust it to your unique needs, we use the information stored in cookie files on the users devices. The user can control cookie files with the settings of his or her internet browser. Further use of our website without changing browser settings means that the user accepts the use of cookie files. Read more in: Privacy Policy