Right to Harm

Right to Harm

Right To Harm

2019 (USA) 76 minutes
Directed by: Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher

Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, RIGHT TO HARM exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the US. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFO’s – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors. The filmmakers skillfully weave together five stories that span across eight states from the Southwest to the Midwest to the Eastern Shore. Farmers, mothers, scientists and politicians share intimate stories of how their lives were forever changed by factory farming. RIGHT TO HARM is an enlightening exploration that questions whether citizens are entitled to clean air and water, while examining the political issues that stand in the way of nationwide reform.