New York, NY – Women Make Movies (WMM) announces its acquisition of award-winning filmmaker Min-Sook Lee’s MY TOXIC BABY at the Toronto International Film Festival. In this timely, compelling, and intimate documentary, new mother Lee searches for safe, sane, and affordable ways to raise her baby daughter Song Ji in an environment that has become increasingly full of toxic threats.
Described by the Toronto International Film Festival as “urgent, emotional, and highly personal,” MY TOXIC BABY is a startling look at the numerous toxins found in a baby’s food, bedding, clothing, toys, and home. Lee shares her anxieties as she struggles to protect her daughter from hazardous chemicals and introduces other mothers making alternative choices and broadening the parenting options available in today’s chemically laced world.
“This isn’t an activist story,” Lee explains about MY TOXIC BABY, which will make its network premiere on Global Television’s Currents. “I’ve made those. This isn’t a news report. You can turn to CNN for the latest update. This is a personal film essay… as I took the journey into mothering and realized that in a chemical world, I was my daughter’s first line of defense.”
Acclaimed filmmaker Min-Sook Lee is known for her deft explorations of socially and internationally relevant topics. Her film TIGER SPIRIT, also distributed by WMM, is a reunification road-trip through the two Koreas that screened at festivals around the world, received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Social/ Political Documentary, and was a finalist for the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
“We are thrilled to be acquiring MY TOXIC BABY,” says Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of WMM. “It’s a strong and important film by a talented documentary filmmaker.”