100,000 people have been poisoned by lead, which leads to lifelong health problems, yet this has been swept under the rug in the U.S. Flint: The Poisoning of an American City was made to show the environmental history of the river and how the continued abuse and neglect of city infrastructure and environmental regulations have led to the poisoning of a city.
Director Dave Barnhart also made Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence and several short films about environmental issues.
Get this — the drinking water in Pittsburgh — in many places — is even worse than Flint, which has received the lion’s share of media coverage. In a recent report, 5,300 American cities were found to be in violation of federal lead rules and excessive lead was discovered in nearly 2,000 public water systems across all 50 states.
How can this happen here? This film explains it all. It’s not an easy watch, but trust me, it may be the most horrific movie we’ve written about on this site.
You can learn more at the official site.