How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: is sugar toxic? It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease. The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Can they do it again? The critics have gotten smarter, bolder, and madder and science is catching up. His flock of five million online followers grows daily. For the first time in history, their children are burdened with lifestyle diseases that their parents never faced. Pulling back the curtain on the sugar-coated tactics of an industry once again under attack, this documentary will give you a chilling feeling of déjà vu. Today the industry is back sweetening the message. But this time, history comes knocking. When the doors closed at the Great Western Sugar Company in Colorado in 1976, someone forgot to sweep the floor. Gathering dust in the archives were 1500 pages of internal documents exposing how the Sugar Industry used Tobacco-style tactics to dismiss troubling health claims against their products. While industry and science duke it out, are we sitting on a dietary time bomb? The feature is now streaming on. To date, she has worked on more than 50 documentaries. Her work has received accolades from the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including the Sundance Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. Shake Hands with The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire won both the 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Promise to the Dead picked up her first International Emmy nomination as an editor. But her directorial debut with Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould won the coveted spot on the Academy Award short list as well as a Gemini for Best Biography. Since its premiere at TIFF in 2009, that feature-length documentary has been seen by audiences in Britain, Australia, Japan, and across North America. At the same time, she picked up both the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival Editing Award and top honours from her peers at Canadian Cinema Editors. Sugar Coated is Michèle's first solo feature-length documentary in the combined roles of director, editor, and producer, probing the role of sugar in a global healthcare epidemic. Janice Dawe Executive Producer Sugar poison: Ice cream Janice Dawe has built a reputation as a trusted producer who provides business guidance and support to creative-minded filmmakers. She has 25 years of hands-on expertise producing documentaries, dramas and digital media projects for broadcast and distribution around the world. She also pioneered digital media documentary storytelling with the Gemini-nominated City Sonic mobile application released just as the iPhone 3 came to market. As head of production at White Pine Pictures, Janice oversaw such Oscar shortlisted documentaries as Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould and A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman. Janice began working with Michèle Hozer on Sugar Coated in late 2012 when TVO expressed interest in the documentary. During her career at the in-house production unit of the CBC, she went on to produce acclaimed series such as 8th Fire, nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards, and Africa on the Move, which won the Gemini for Best Documentary Series in 2011. Her work as a producer and director has taken her everywhere from the sub-Arctic to Angola and the swamps of Louisiana. She has written for the Globe and Mail, hosted the Peter Gerretsen Awards at Ryerson University, and volunteered for War Child in Ethiopia. She holds a B. Michèle Hozer and Janice Dawe brought Nathalie onto Sugar Coated after signing a development deal with TVO, and she has worked closely with them on all aspects of the project for the last 2 years. This is her first production outside of CBC. Russ also studied harmony and composition at the Royal Conservatory from 1999-2001. From 1994 to 2014 he owned and operated Kitchen Sync Digital Audio, specializing in mixing documentary films. His facility was one of the first in Canada to go completely tapeless. Russ has worked as sound supervisor or sound editor on many award-winning documentary films and drama series including Cracked, The Border, Shake Hands With the Devil, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, Turning Points in History, The Nature of Things. He has also composed music for many television shows, including The Famine Within, Hitman Hart and Outlaw Bikers. Most recently he wrote the music for Sugar Coated which is opening to sold out screens at Hot Docs 2015. She is also a regular collaborator with the Cutting Factory, as a writer for Sugar Coated. Nick Sewell Design and Animation Sugar Poison: Ice cream Nick Sewell is a Toronto-based designer and creative director. Working in broadcast design since 1999, Nick has created work for clients including MTV, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Sports Center, PBS, and CTV. His work has appeared in numerous graphics and post-production publications such as Stash, Design In Motion, Applied Arts Annual, M21 and Boards magazine. His work has also earned acclaim internationally, including over 16 Broadcast Design Awards. Hector Herrara Design and Animation Sugar Poison: Pulparindo With over 12 years experience in broadcast design, Hector has created work for a diverse range of clients that include Cartoon Network, SpikeTV, BBC, CTV and David Cronenberg, as well as advertising agencies such as JWT, Ogilvy and FCB. His work has been showcased in several design publications such as Stash, Design In Motion, Applied Arts and Boards magazine and has garnered several BDA gold, silver and bronze awards. Hector is also an instructor in the Illustration program at the Ontario College Of Art and Design where he teaches digital mixed media illustration techniques and Illustrated Activism. He also teaches and developed the syllabus for the new Animated Illustration course. Under the mentorship of Janice Dawe and Michèle Hozer, Nava took on both a business affairs and production management role at The Cutting Factory in 2013. Since, she has managed successful funding applications for film, television, and transmedia projects, as well as managing the production of Sugar Coated. Prior to her career in media production, Nava held positions at TIFF and HotDocs. She also holds a B. A in History and Art as well an M. A in German History at the University of Toronto. Nava is constantly undertaking new challenges by assisting independent producers on their projects to achieve creative and commercial success. Notable film credits include Secret Trial 5 2014 , Banana Bruises 2007 , Soap 2009 and Miklat 2013.