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Secret Ingredients

WINNER! Illuminate Film Fest IMPACT AWARD!

This film is quite different than your average 'food doc' as it has a strong central character with a moving, emotional story that really grabs the viewers’ attention and makes them laugh and cry, learn a lot, and feel inspired and EMPOWERED.


While the debate rages on about the safety of GMOs and pesticides, Secret Ingredients shares poignant, first-hand stories of individuals and families that lost control of their health – until they went on a personal journey and discovered that eliminating these ‘secret ingredients’ was the key to regaining their health.

Kathleen and her family of five were suffering from 21 chronic diseases. She was paralyzed with chronic pain, her middle son had asthma, her youngest son was covered in rashes, and her oldest son was unable to speak. Like other families included in this film – they tried everything their doctors recommended – but it was until they removed GMOs and pesticides that they saw dramatic results: inflammation and pain vanished; rashes faded away; excess weight melted away; asthma disappeared; brain fog cleared; and serious conditions such as Autism and paralysis completely went away.

A miracle? Not according to the doctors and scientists who explain how these ‘secret ingredients’ in our food supply can be linked with numerous common disorders that are on the rise since the introduction of GMOs and related pesticides such as Roundup, which is sprayed on most GMOs and many other crops.

In addition to heartfelt stories of dramatic recovery, the film offers clearly illustrated animations that convey what happens internally when we eat GMOs. Viewers say that they understand, often for the first time, why GMOs pose such a serious health risk.

As the people in the stories take charge of their food and totally transform their lives, viewers leave the theater feeling inspired, hopeful, and EMPOWERED.

  • Jeffrey Smith
    Genetic Roulette
  • Amy Hart
    Water First
  • Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith
    Water First; Genetic Roulette
  • Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith
  • Kathleen DiChiara
    Key Cast
  • Zen Honeycut
    Key Cast
  • Dr. David Perlmutter
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Food, health, environment, activism, transformational, healing, mother, Shero, emotional, women, sustainability, GMO, farming, hope, empowerment, oganic, earth
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 23, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Illuminate Film Festival - WINNER: IMPACT AWARD
    Sedona AZ
    United States
    May 31, 2018
    South West Premiere
    Winner! IMPACT AWARD!
  • Rhode Island Film Fest - Green Planet Award
    United States
    August 1, 2018
    Rhode Island
    Green Planet Award
  • Colorado Environmental Film Fest - Best Feature Nominee
    Golden, CO
    United States
    February 24, 2018
    Best Feature Nominee!
  • Revolution of Consciousness - Standing Room Only
    Albany, NY
    United States
    June 9, 2018
    North East Premiere
    Standing Room Only!
  • Rafael Film Center - West Coast Premiere - Sold Out!
    San Rafael, CA
    United States
    May 17, 2018
    West Coast Premiere
  • AutismOne - Midwest Premiere - Standing Room Only
  • Esalen Film Festival - Sneak Preview
    Big Sur, CA
    United States
    April 25, 2018
    Sneak Preview
Director Biography - Jeffrey Smith, Amy Hart

Award-winning filmmakers Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith have teamed up to make SECRET INGREDIENTS, a new feature documentary that promises to change the way you look at food. Jeffrey Smith raised awareness of GMOs in his ground breaking film "Genetic Roullette" and has spoken throughout the US and in more than 40 countries about the health risks of GMOs. Amy Hart has spent 20 years writing and directing productions that put a human face to global health issues. Her independent documentary "Water First" won a UN Environmental Programme Award, The World Water Forum Jury Award, and a Fulbright Cultural Exchange Award.
The filmmakers were thrilled to recently receive the Illuminate Film Fest IMPACT AWARD for Secret Ingredients.

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