Deadly Deception - General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment
The Philadephia Inquirer
The Philadephia Inquirer Reviewed by Desmond Ryan, 6/19/92 Deadly Deception, produced and directed by Debra Chasnoff, won a well-merited Oscar as best documentary...It is a meticulous polemic that does to General Electric what Roger & Me did to General Motors. The giant company's "We Bring Good Things to Life: slogan and its fuzzy, feel-good commercials are starkly and effectively contrasted with interviews that speak of cancer deaths, birth defects and other calamities. These stories come from the families who lived -- and sometimes died near the GE nuclear weapons factory in Hanford, Washington. The camera moves on to heartbreaking tales of workers at the GE Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in upstate New York who have died of asbestos and radiation poisoning. Those who have spoken up have found themselves abruptly on the street. Deadly Deception also reports on the increasingly successful boycott of GE products organized by anti-nuclear activists. The publicity garnered by the Oscar served to increase the effectiveness of the boycott... [This documentary is] in an all too sense, [a] horror film -- and infinitely more frightening than anything in Nightmare on Elm Street.
The Boston Globe
American Film & Video Association