It’s the world’s second most common form of litter. It’s invisible to most. Yet it lurks everywhere (including the bottoms of tables, desks and shoes). How did we become so addicted to chewing gum and how is our consumption of trillions of sticks a year impacting our health and our planet? Join award-winning, eco-activist filmmaker Andrew Nisker – Garbage! (Sundance), Chemerical (Netflix), Orange Witness (Documentary) – in a cinematic first as he travels our planet and speaks to gobs of manufacturers, activists and scientists to unravel the entertaining, yet shocking truth behind our obsession with a seemingly innocuous product that is gumming up more than just our environment. Full of unexpected twists and bubble-bursting surprises, the Dark Side Of The Chew will give you a lot to chomp on if you’re hooked on this seemingly innocent, age-old habit.
Nisker has a modesty about him that’s endearing. It reinforces the inspiring notion that any average Joe if they put their mind and actions to it, like Nisker, can make a difference.
-Parker Mott, Dorkshelf.com
Watch Dark Side of the Chew
Watch the trailer for the film here. If you live outside of Canada, you can rent the film online on our Vimeo On Demand page.
Educators can purchase a DVD and licence for the film in our store here.
Film lovers in Italy can look forward to seeing the film at this year’s Cinemambiente Film Festival in Torino this October, while audiences in Spain can catch the doc at FICMA in Barcelona this November.
And finally, television viewers in Denmark can enjoy Dark Side of the Chew on national broadcaster DR starting in 2016, while it will also be seen in Taiwan on DaAiTV next year.