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Deadly Deception - General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment

by Debra Chasnoff

Grassroots activists successfully expose a corporate giant's environmental record

Deadly Deception juxtaposes GE's rosy "We Bring Good Things To Life" commercials with the true stories of workers and neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the company's involvement in building and testing nuclear bombs. These tragic stories are answered by the inspiring activism of the GE Boycott, a grassroots campaign run by corporate accountability organization, Corporate Accountability International, to pressure GE out of the nuclear weapons industry. Nine months after this powerful film won an Academy Award in 1992, the corporate giant did indeed pull out of the deadliest business of all. Ideal for classes on business ethics, advertising, environmental issues, the arms race, media literacy, and community organizing.

quote"A meticulous polemic that does to General Electric what Roger & Me did to General Motors...infinitely more frightening than anything in Nightmare on Elm Street"
Desmond Ryan
The Philadephia Inquirer
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quoteYou'll never again be able to calmly view a GE commercial after watching this compelling video....a sickening and powerful story of 45 years of lies and corporate crime.
Utne Reader
Betsy Sherman
The Boston Globe

quoteInvestigative reporting at its highest level.
American Film & Video Association

quote"It's ludicrous [for G.E.] to say that after this film won an Academy Award that this had nothing to do with the [company's] decision to leave the business three months later," says social investment analyst Amy Domini. "To say it was coincidence stretches the imagination."
Steven Perlstein
Business Ethics


  • Academy Award, Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Grand Prize, Ambiente-Incontri International Film Festival on Nature & Environment

  • Gold Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival

  • Best of Festival, EarthPeace International Film Festival

  • C.I.N.E. Golden Eagle

  • Jury Award, New York Expo of Short Film and Video

  • Museum of Modern Art Documentary Fortnight

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appleCorporate Accountability International

Deadly Deception was produced in association with Corporate Accountability International, a membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns that challenge irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world.

appleBusiness Ethics International

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