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Pandora's Box

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
A series of modern fables using archive material, clips from feature films, cartoons and home movies to explore the social and cultural impact of 20th-century science.
Goodbye Mrs Ant. In the years after the war, America was a continent plagued with insects that destroyed crops and carried diseases like malaria. The arrival of chemicals like
DDT relieved the grinding poverty of life on the land for millions of people, and scientists became the heroes of the hour. In the endless battle for survival, human beings seemed to have gained mastery for the first time. Then in 1968 DDT was put on trial in a mid-western courtroom. Some scientists argued that it was wrong to control nature and they became the heroes of the new environmental movement. Tonight's programme looks at the strange things that happen when science is used to justify social and political change, and raises serious questions about our present attitude to nature. Producer Adam Curtis
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

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Unknown: Mrs Ant.
Producer: Adam Curtis
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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