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APRIL 2015
Minds in Migration: A Discussion with Marie-Monique Robin

Albertine Books in French & English
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075


We are pleased to announce that our Minds in Migration series returns this month with an unprecedented event featuring the award-winning journalist and filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, who will discuss her book and documentary film Our Daily Poison (Arte/The New Press, 2014).

Over the past 30 years, we have seen an increase in rates of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and reproductive disorders particularly in developed countries. At the same time, since the end of World War II, approximately 100,000 synthetic chemical molecules have invaded our environment—and our food chain. Marie-Monique Robin will be discussing the links between these two alarming trends, and how corporate interests and our ignorance may be contributing to these issues.

The conversation will be moderated by Lara Vergnaud.

This event is free and in English.



Marie-Monique Robin is the director and producer of more than thirty documentaries and investigative reports. Robin is the author of The World According to Monsanto, Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick and The Photos of the Century: 100 Historic Moments, among other works. Most recently she published and directed Crops of the Future and Good Old Growth!

Lara Vergnaud is a literary translator whose work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, PEN America, and TWO LINES, among other publications. In 2013, she received a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for her translation of Zahia Rahmani’s France, story of a childhood (forthcoming, Yale UP). Her co-translation of Our Daily Poison with Allison Schein was published by the New Press in 2015. 


Marie-Monique Robin will also be at the United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday, April 15th for the screening of her film Good Old Growth!. It will be followed by a Q&A with Marie-Monique Robin and Juliet Schor, professor of sociology, Boston College, author of Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (2010).


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