Directed by Malina Fagan and Lynn Pelletier
This powerful exposé uncovers hidden truths about the toxic chemicals found in everyday cosmetics and personal care products (soaps, baby shampoos, sunscreens, etc.) and explores the harmful effects they are having on human health, coral reefs and marine life. This solution-oriented film will empower consumers and companies alike and challenge our government to protect the public.
Malina Fagan is an investigative documentary filmmaker whose films about health, the environment and human empowerment have premiered in IMAX at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, aired on PBS, and been selected at film festivals across the country, winning awards for their cinematography and storytelling. (Highlights include an ASC Award for “Forest Keepers”, a CINE Golden Eagle Award for “Learning to Live”, and Best Short Doc at the Downtown Film Festival in LA.) She holds a BFA in Film Production from Chapman University, where she participated in the highly selective “Destination Africa” and “Community Voices” documentary film programs.
Lynn Pelletier is a health practitioner of over 34 years and long time resident of the Big Island of Hawai'i. Her commitment to raising awareness of environmental toxins and disease prevention, along with her background in chemistry and biology, makes her an invaluable resource in researching and developing THE COVERUP. She has been a story consultant on short documentaries ranging in topic from indigenous culture to the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Lynn and Malina are a dynamic mother-daughter duo, and THE COVERUP will be their debut feature film.
Film Website: www.thecoverupfilm.com