Courtesy of Hot Water
Directed by: Lizabeth Rogers and Kevin Flint
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
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HOT WATER (USA, 2013, 79 min.)
Shown as part of the Rivers Program
Welcome by Lee Godown, VP for Global Government Relations, General Motors.
World Premiere Join filmmakers Lizabeth Rogers and Kevin Flint on a journey through the American West to expose uranium mining and our atomic legacy for what it really is. Initially they traveled to South Dakota to follow a story about uranium contamination, but, upon arriving, discovered that the problem flows much farther and runs much deeper than they could have imagined. Three years later, Hot Water tells the story of those impacted by uranium mining, atomic testing, nuclear energy and the contamination that runs through our air, soil and, even more dramatically, our water. Despite messages from older films, such as Fat Man and Little Boy and Duck and Cover, which led us to believe it was safe to eat, drink and breathe in the shadow of the atomic bomb, the reality is that our ground water, air and soil are contaminated with some of the most toxic heavy metals on the planet. And, the subsequent health and environmental damage will take generations and, in some cases, thousands of years to heal. Directed by Kevin Flint and Lizabeth Rogers. Produced by Elizabeth Kucinich. Executive Producer, Donald C. Rogers.
Introduced by E. William Stetson III, Director of External Affairs, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with filmmakers Lizabeth Rogers and Kevin Flint, Producer Elizabeth Kucinich, Executive Producer Donald C. Rogers and former Congressman Dennis Kucinich follows screening.
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