From birthday cakes to Halloween treats, sugar is intimately bound up with almost every part of our
lives. We eat it when we’re happy and also when we’re sad. All the while, it may be sweetly killing us.
Join World Community for a screening of the documentary exposé, Sugar Coated (90 min.) This film received the Donald Britain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s, and tactics similar to those used by the tobacco industry. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world’s food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease.
With public research money funneled into pro-sugar campaigns, it’s not surprising that, “You can’t get the answers that would be harmful to the sugar industry,” says Dr. Cristin Kearns. Sugar Coated goes the extra step by suggesting actions that consumers can take to live better and healthier lives. The filmmakers have even developed the Sugar Tracker app to help consumers make informed decisions.
Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. For more info: 250 337 5412