What Lies Upstream
2017 | USA | NR | 89 min.
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Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Cinema Salon
Release Year:2017
Runtime:89 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cullen Hoback
Produced by:Cullen Hoback
Nitin Khanna
John Ramos
Screenwriter:Cullen Hoback
Cinematography:Cullen Hoback
Editing By:Cullen Hoback
Cast:Dr. Marc Edwards
Dr. Rahul Gupta
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Cullen Hoback
Randy Huffman
Cullen Hoback’s (“Terms and Conditions May Apply,” TCFF 2013) latest documentary is a quietly devastating investigation into the chemical spills and pollution that are destroying drinking supplies across America. He begins his journey in West Virginia, where a chemical spill blocked 300,000 people’s access to water for months. The cause of the spill and the reason why no preventative safeguards were in place become ever murkier as Hoback explores the dark connections between corporations causing such contaminants and the government agencies meant to protect us from manmade disasters. Through interviews with citizens, scientists, whistleblowers, and government representatives, Hoback indicts not only the industries profiting off environmental exploitation, but organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency charged with protecting the American people. This scandalous political thriller—which includes a chapter on Flint’s water crisis—is must-see viewing for all Americans..