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Marie-Monique Robin

Marie-Monique Robin is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She received the 1995 Albert-Londres Prize, awarded to investigative journalists in France. She is the director and producer of more than thirty documentaries and investigative reports filmed in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Robin is the author of The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of Our Food Supply (The New Press), Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick (The New Press) and The Photos of the Century: 100 Historic Moments (Taschen), among other works. She lives outside Paris. More recently she published Les Moissons du futur (La découverte, 2012) and Sacrée Croissance (La découverte, 2014)

*Winner, Albert Londres Prize for Voleurs d'yeux
*Winner, the French Senate's Best Political Documentary Award
*Winner, Rachel Carson Prize



In English
- Our Daily Poison, The New Press, 2014
- The World According to Monsanto, The New Press, 2011

In French
-Sacrée croissance, La Découverte 2014
-Les Moissons du futur, La Découverte, 2014
-Cent photos du XXIème siècle, La Martinière, 2010
-Notre poison quotidien, La Découverte, 2013
-Le Monde selon Monsanto, La Découverte 2008
-Escadrons de la mort, l'école française, La Découverte, 2008


-Sacrée Croissance, 2014, 93', (Arte) **
-Terre souillée, 2012, 26' (M2R Films)
-Les Moissons du futur, 2012, 96' (M2R Films) **
-Les déportés du libre-échange, 2012, 26' (M2R Films)
-Notre poison quotidien, 2011, 112', (INA) **
-Torture made in USA, 2009, 85' (Galaxie Presse, CFRT)
-Le Monde selon Monsanto, 2008, 108’ ( ARTE, ONF) **
-L’école du soupçon, 2007, 52'
-On les appelait les dames du planning, 2006, 52'
-Argentine, le soja de la faim, 2005, 26'
-Les pirates du vivant, 2005, 57' (ARTE)
-Blé : chronique d’une mort annoncée ?, 52', 2005
-Chasse au pédophile : quand la rumeur tue, 40', 2004.
-Le sixième sens, 52', 2004 (Canal +)
-Les enfants du silence, 2004, 35' (TF1)
-Escadrons de la mort, l'école française, 2003, 60' (CANAL +/ ARTE)
-L’ère du soupçon, 2002, 52'
-Escale à cuba, 2002, 75'
-Cuba: l'île aux trésors, 2001, 52'
-La révolte des femmes battues, 2000, 75'
-Violences conjugales, 2OOO, 75', M6
-Mon père, le Che, 1997, 62'
-Le guérillero des laboratoires, 1995, 52'
-La faillite des paysans, 1997, 26'
-Voleurs d'yeux, 40' (M6)
-Le théâtre des mules, 1995, 52'
-Cuba, l'histoire d'un mythe, 1994, 2 x 52'
-Voleurs d'organes, 1993, 52' (Planète Câble/Canal+ Espagne/ARD)
-Cuba si, Cuba no, 1990, 52'
-Sida et révolution, 26', 1989

** These films are available in English. Should you wish to host a screening please contact us for rights information.



Sacrée Croissance
Introduction by Matthieu RICARD
La Découverte / Arte/Éditions 2014

For two years, Marie-Monique Robin traveled across three continents (Europe, America and Asia) to meet pioneers and local heros who, filled with a sense of urgency, decided to build "another world" here and now, so that their children and grandchildren will be able continue to live with dignity. Dissecting and analyzing the dogma of “growth”, the author includes the words of economists, sociologists, and philosophers, who explain how these grassroots initiatives represent a fundamental post-development movement capable of initiating an ecological and economic transition, without which the future of humanity is in danger.

Read an excerpt (in French) here


Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick
Translated by Allison Schein and Lara Vergnaud
The New Press, 2014


From the prizewinning author of The World According to Monsanto, a shocking account of the dangerous chemical compounds that have infiltrated our food chain.

Over the past thirty years, we have seen an increase in rates of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, reproductive disorders, and diabetes, 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. In Our Daily Poison, award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin investigates the links between these two alarming trends, revealing how corporate interests and our ignorance may be costing us our lives.

The result of a rigorous two-year investigation that took Robin across North America, Europe, and Asia, Our Daily Poison documents the many ways in which we encounter a shocking array of chemicals in our everyday lives—from the pesticides that blanket our crops to the additives and plastics that contaminate our food—and their effects on our bodies over time. Gathering as evidence scientific studies, testimonies of international regulatory agencies, and interviews with farmworkers suffering from acute chronic poisoning, Robin makes a compelling case for action.

More information is available here.


If you would like to invite this author to speak at your university or bookstore, please fill out the application form and email it to Anne-Sophie Hermil at anne-sophie.hermil@diplomatie.gouv.fr