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'The Poisoning of an American City': PCUSA releasing film on Flint water crisis
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A Presbyterian Church USA ministry will debut a documentary film they created about the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s Story Productions will host a world premiere of their documentary, “Flint: The Poisoning of an American City,” on Thursday.
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Scheduled to be held at Flint’s Capitol Theatre, the premiere will be attended by PCUSA's Stated Clerk the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II.
“When we visited the Capitol Theatre with the Flint Steering Committee, it was unanimous and clear to all of us that this is where the premiere needed to be,” director David Barnhart said in a statement. “The Capitol is such a symbol of what Flint once was but also, the resiliency of the community coming back. It is beautiful.”
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Barnhart also said he believes Flint was only the most prominent example of “an urgent drinking water crisis in the U.S. that is systemic and widespread.”
“The poisoning in Flint is a warning of what happens when we deny and ignore the voice of citizens and the tragic reality that this is actually happening in our cities across the country,” he said.
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In 2016, then President Barack Obama declared a federal state of emergency for Flint after years of water contamination...
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