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by Anniken Hoel


After her sister died suddenly and unexpectedly while being treated with prescription antipsychotics, director Anniken Hoel begins a global investigation into the crimes of the pharmaceutical industry, the unheralded growth of psychiatric diagnoses and medication, and the corruption of the government regulatory agencies that have failed, repeatedly, to protect us. Made over a ten-year period, the film is simultaneously personal and investigative as it follows Anniken as she seeks answers regarding not only the death of her sister, but of the tens of thousands worldwide who have also met a similar fate. Deaths and damages that until now have been all but ignored. Beginning in a small town in Norway, and journeying through Scandinavia, the EU and the US, the chilling documentary-thriller CAUSE OF DEATH: UNKNOWN exposes the inner workings and motivations of a powerful industry that continually puts profits before people, and has been far too influential in defining who is normal and who is "ill".

international title: Cause of Death: Unknown
original title: Dødsårsak: Ukjent
country: Norway
sales agent: Rise and Shine World Sales
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Anniken Hoel
film run: 85'
screenplay: Anniken Hoel
cinematography by: Rachel Andersen Gómez, Anniken Hoel
film editing: Rachel Andersen Gómez, Torkel Gjørv, Clara Grötzinger, Stéphanie Morin
production: ManifestoFilm
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