Barnhart Films

Flint: The Poisoning of An American City from Sabotage Film Group on Vimeo.

Flint documentary

100,000 people have been poisoned by lead, a lifelong affliction, yet somehow this shocking event has been normalized in the US. "Flint: The Poisoning of an American City" gives voice to the current struggle of city residents and follows 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. Flint explores the critical question of how this could happen in America, and how this event should serve as a warning for the rest of the country. A recent report found that 5,300 American cities were found to be in violation of federal lead rules, and research published in USA Today detected excessive lead in nearly 2,000 public water systems across all 50 states. This documentary educates but also enrages and seeks to radically change how we view and value water.


Work in progress previews

Water.org

"We have a screening room during the Sundance Film Festival and will be organizing 'work-in-progress' previews for environmental leaders and other film festival programmers. "Flint: The Poisoning of an American City" is an incredibly timely and relevant film because it explores the critical question of how this could happen in an American city, and this serves as a warning for the rest of the country. This documentary educates but also enrages and moves people to some kind action -- and in that process, radically changes how we view and value water."

Alicia Douglas
Founder & Executive Chair
Water Rising - Cities Rising

Paste Magazine

"Watched a work-in-progress screening of "Flint: The Poisoning of an American City" from David Barnhart and Scott Lansing today. It's a fantastic doc about the history of a great American city and a great American tragedy that will enlighten and enrage you in equal measure. State government incompetence, institutional racism, criminal negligence. We're coming up on five years without clean water in a city of 100,000 people. #flintwatercrisis"

Josh Jackson
Editor of Paste Magazine

Waterkeeper Alliance

Waterkeeper Alliance Executive Director Marc Yaggi and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Mark Mattson watched a work-in-progress screening of "Flint: The Poisoning of an American City" from David Barnhart and Scott Lansing. This will be a must-see as we enter the 5th year without clean water for a city of 100,000 people.

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