A film by Stéphane Horel

DOCUMENTARY / 52' / FRANCE 5 / 2014


A countdown has begun in Brussels. Europe is considering a ban on endocrine disruptors, ubiquitous chemicals that hijack children’s hormonal systems and impair their health. But the potential regulation is a threat for a vast array of economic interests. The future generations mandate an astute baby to lead a behind the scenes investigation of European democracy where industry, scientists and NGOs fight for influence. The result of an 18-month investigation, Endocrination exposes the indulgence and sensitivity of the European institutions towards corporate influence. Attack of independent researchers, instrumentalisation of science, conflicts of interest: the film also lifts the veil on the various strategies used by the chemical and pesticides lobbies, borrowed from the tobacco industry’s tool-box, to short-circuit the forthcoming regulation.


Directing : Stéphane Horel
Photography : Raphaël O’Byrne
Editing : Bruno Barwise
Sound Recording : Yves Goosens-Bara, Ryan Chandler, Stephen Hodge
Voice-over : Stéphane Horel
Colour Grading : Bruno Barwise
Mix : Adrien Françoise, Christophe Hammarstrand
Graphic Design : Édith Baudrand, Stéphane Horel
Production : What’s Up Films
Partners :

With the participation of France 5

Festival(s) :

International Science Film Festival Pariscience (2014)
International Environment Film Festival (2014)