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Brains in Danger

56 min   |  Sylvie Gilman et

Thierry de Lestrade   |  2017    


in coproduction with ARTE France, CNRS Images
With the participation of


with the support of CNC and of Procirep and ANGOA, developed with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA of the European Union

Broadcast also on  Al Arrabiya, UR (Sweden), TVE (Spain), DR (Denmark), Bilibili SVOD and Phoenix TV (China)

International sales: ARTE FRANCE



Decline in Intelligence Quotient, increase in autism and behavioral disorders: for twenty years, scientific studies show that human intelligence and mental health could be at risk.

Why? For many researchers, a small organ is at the heart of the question: the thyroid. For without a minimum of thyroid hormones at the right time, the human baby becomes ... an idiot. Any imbalance in the functioning of the thyroid represents a danger to the brain of the unborn child. But where can this imbalance come from? From an iodine deficiency? From endocrine disruptors, chemical molecules that have invaded our daily lives?

Driven by scientists at the forefront of research, the film intends to influence the public debate and focus on a disturbing phenomenon of which no one yet seems to have taken the measure.

Festivals : Pariscience 2017 - Official Selection (Competition), Festival Atmosphères 2017 (Courbevoie, France), Puerto de Ideas (Chile)

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