A special screening of the New York Times Film Critics pick “Addiction Incorporated” will be shown at the University of Hawaii Sciences and Technology Building at the corner of W. Lanikaula and Nowelo streets on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
“The public is encouraged to attend this thought-provoking documentary that depicts a fascinating look at the tobacco industry and the heroes who exposed their deception,” said
Sally Ancheta, East Hawaii coordinator for the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii.
Executive producer Charlene Parcero and director Charles Evans Jr. worked on this film for 15 years. This is the story of how a tobacco company sought to make a “safer” cigarette to decrease the danger of heart failure. Instead, scientists found indisputable proof that nicotine was highly addictive. The events that unfolded after the discovery provided the subject matter for this film.
“This taut, journalistic expose has received critical acclaim for its riveting story of the tobacco industry’s lies and attempts to silence Victor De Noble, the scientist who blew the whistle on the industry,” said Ancheta.
“‘Addiction Incorporated’ is the documentary film that the tobacco prevention community is talking about. Now, we’re bringing it here to share with our community and to keep them aware of the continuous assault from Big Tobacco on our loved ones, ourselves and our children,” she said. “It is a must-see for everyone in the tobacco control movement, and is as full of deceit, betrayal and lies as any thriller,” stated Sally Ancheta.
For more information, please contact Ancheta at 936-2686.