ABOUT THE FILM
In this detective story, filmmaker Cullen Hoback investigates the largest chemical drinking water contamination in a generation. But something is rotten in state and federal regulatory agencies, and through years of persistent journalism, we learn the shocking truth about what’s really happening with drinking water in America.
What Lies Upstream is a powerful document for the world at large on the perils of believing government organizations and corporations will take care of the human species. Slamdance is proud to present this world premiere and encourage audiences to honor what Cullen Hoback has discovered, as we should with the protestors at Standing Rock, the Flint activists and the unsung heroes of environmental groups. We all must join in the movement to protect water now and for generations to come.
Writer & Director Cullen Hoback
Producers Cullen Hoback, John Ramos, Nitin Khanna
Editors Cullen Hoback, Geoffrey Richman
Cinematographer Vincent Sweeney
Cast Dr. Marc Edwards, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Cullen Hoback, Randy Huffman, Dr. David Lewis, Maya Nye, Dr. Andrew Whelton
2017: Slamdance (World Premiere, Opening Night), Hot Docs
DCP, Blu-Ray, DVD
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