Flint: a work-in-progress

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Showings

518 Valencia Sun, Apr 23, 2017 3:45 PM
Free Event
Film Info
Director:Anthony Baxter
Topic:First 100 Days
Free Events
Water
Running Time:60 min.

Description

A work-in-progress preview of this new feature documentary from Anthony Baxter (You've Been Trumped, Best Feature SFGFF 2012; A Dangerous Game, SFGFF 2015) about the lead in drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich.


Baxter first heard about the water contamination crisis while participating in Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival. "This just wasn't a case of people having their water cut off for not paying their bills. They were paying for poisonous water. It was shocking." Flint's 100,000 residents have been without safe drinking water since 2014, when local officials started diverting water from the Flint River to cut costs. Baxter has been on the ground in Flint, chronicling how local residents are pulling together to try to get through this. See exclusive footage from the film collected during more than two years of documenting one of the worst mass poisonings in American history.


DISCUSSION WITH: Anthony Baxter, filmmaker; Jennifer Clary, Clean Water Action; Mark Valentine, ReFrame It.



Free event.

Additional Information

Anthony BaxterAnthony Baxter founded Montrose Pictures in 2005, in the Scottish coastal town (famous for its golf course) where his family goes back several generations. After a career spanning two decades working for the BBC, ITN, Channel 4 and others, Anthony is now firmly established as one of the UK’s leading documentary filmmakers. His documentary You've Been Trumped won Best Feature Award at SFGFF 2012.

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