Prisons Without Bars

Jayden Jancovic is a Montreal teenager handicapped by electromagnetic fields (EMFs) since the age of 5.  This film tells the story of people harmed by  chemicals and electromagnetic frequencies. Among them are Isabelle, Kathya, Jean-François, Sylvain et Jayden. 

“Our environment is saturated with chemicals and electromagnetic fields. The adverse effects of these massive exposures affect a growing number of individuals, including Isabelle, Kathya, Jean-François, Sylvain and Jayden. A glimpse into the little-known world of environmental illness.”

PRISONS WITHOUT BARS Feature-length documentary, 75 minutes, 2019

Directors: Nicole Giguère et Isabelle Hayeur

Production: Pauline Voisard, Productions Triangle

Distribution: SPIRA

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Our homes and cities are becoming increasingly saturated with chemicals. Electromagnetic fields are ubiquitous in our

environment. The long-term effects of these massive exposures have never been measured. More and more people

can no longer defend themselves against the multitude of small assaults that we experience every moment in our

industrialized societies. They have contracted an emerging disease called «Environmental Hypersensitivity.» In

Quebec, this condition is not yet officially recognized by our health system, whereas it has been for several years in other

Canadian provinces and in several countries. Nothing is put in place at home to diagnose and treat people with the

disease, nor to prevent this condition, which can become very disabling.

With a proximity camera scanning their daily lives, we meet five characters. Isabelle is preparing to leave Montreal,

where smog and fabric softeners in her neighbors’ dryers are making her sicker and sicker. We follow her as she moves

to a small house in the forest. But any new house exudes many chemicals, and Isabelle will live a period of adaptation.

Kathya grew up on the military base in Valcartier, where she was continuously exposed to radars. She is now severely

intolerant to electromagnetic waves. She is looking for a safe place to establish herself with other suffering people

like her. Jean-François became intolerant to chemicals in contact with varnishes in his luthier workshop. His illness

has recently spread to electromagnetic waves. This is a new adaptation for his wife and him because, for him to get

healthier, the couple will have to make expensive changes in their little house. Runing out of resources, Sylvain lived

on the street for two years in Montreal. This summer, he set up his tent on a friend’s field in the Laurentians, but the

place is not ideal, he feels isolated and winter is coming . . . Jayden is 10 years old, he suffers many symptoms when

Wi-Fi is used. School boards have not yet taken into account the growing number of children affected by the ubiquity

of Wi-Fi in schools.

All over the world, health professionals and researchers are seriously studying these new pathologies. Some of them

take stock of current knowledge about these types of diseases that modern medicine cannot explain or cure. Among

them are Dr. Dominique Belpomme, oncologist and professor in Paris; Dre. Jennifer Armstrong, from Ottawa

Environmental Health Clinic; Lise Parent, PhD, ecotoxicologist and professor at TELUQ; Dr. Barry Breger, physician

with an integrative approach; Paul Héroux, PhD, Professor of Toxicology and Health Effects of Electromagnetism at

McGill University; Stéphane Bélainsky, expert in electromagnetic hygiene. By addressing the environmental factors

that affect us all, they open a door to broader questions about our public health policies, the commercial and economic

pressures that influence our governments and our social lives, and the resistance to changes in mentality.

The characters in our film are whistleblowers who, like the canaries in the mines, send us a warning signal that we can

no longer afford to ignore.

Share Source: Environmental Health Trust