“Everybody Flies,” a controversial new documentary reveals for the first time the dangers of air toxicity on commercial flights that affect millions of passengers and airline crew around the world.
The film received its world premiere this week at the Raindance Film Festival, which aims to raise the issue of ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ that can have longterm health implications.
Produced by British production company Fact Not Fiction Films, the documentary has received critical praise and is considered a must-watch due to the findings it presents from a number of whistleblower testimonials.
“Everybody Flies” highlights how the air we breathe on flights is taken from an unfiltered, compressed section of a plane’s engines, in a process that is called ‘bleed air’ and sometimes, a mixture of toxic chemicals can contaminate this air supply due to the way aircraft engines have been designed. And it has been the case for more than 60 years that the aviation industry has had this limitation, meaning potentially millions of travelers have been affected. The documentary includes research and analysis from experts as well as an in-depth look at some of the issues around air toxicity, and how it has impacted crews, and in particular, cabin staff, who have been exposed to it for a long duration.
The film’s producer, Tristan Loraine, who is also a former pilot, decided to make the documentary in the hope that his findings and research could educate people about the negative effects of toxic air, and its wider implications for the airline industry. The flawed design in airplanes is a widely known issue, and puts flight attendants and pilots at risk, without them knowing.
To find out more about the film, you can visit everybodyflies.com to see the latest screening information and learn more about the issues of toxic air.