City of Cigars

Smoking kills, yet the appreciation for cigars grows. But little is known about the risk in producing them.

City of Cigars

City of Cigars

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City of Cigars investigates the health risks associated with producing cigars – from the field worker to the cigar roller and even the storage personnel who are exposed to contamination by chemicals and nicotine. Within one of the oldest tobacco factories in Estili, Nicaragua, workers become sick without really knowing the causes.

Toxic chemicals, imported from the United States and Europe, are polluting the town. Realising that the health of generations of women is affected by their work environment, Luz, the shop steward, de-cides to start a clinic for the workers.

Director & Producer Jens Pedersen
Produced by Uberkant
Duration 28 min.
Year of Production 2006
Original Title Cigarbyen
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