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No Defense: The U.S. Government's War on Water

Documentary Premier and Filmmaker Q&A!

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No Defense: The US Government's War on Water (PFAS documentary)
In conjunction with the Feb 20 symposium, "From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large-Scale Chemical Contaminations" this FREE event is sponsored by the National Wildlife Foundation and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

"No Defense" is a documentary that tells the story of the Americans who are fighting against one of the largest-known polluters in the country — the United States government. Since the 1990s, it’s been documented that a category of chemicals known as perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) are harmful to life, yet the government continues to mandate its use at hundreds of sites across the country, contaminating surface water and drinking water, with no plan in place to clean it up. This film highlights the people who are suffering, who are blowing the whistle, and who are fighting the United States military’s war on water.

The film focuses on the PFAS contamination problem in Oscoda, Michigan, as a case study into how the U.S. military has failed to protect human health and the environment around the nation and the world. The PFAS contamination in Oscoda was discovered nearly 10 years ago, making it the first PFAS site in Michigan and the first PFAS military site in the world. The film's director, Sara Ganim, is a former CNN correspondent who won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State; she also has done extensive reporting on water issues in other communities in the U.S, including Flint.

Documentary. 270 min. Including Filmmaker Q&A. NR.

No Defense is directed by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Sara Ganim. Produced by Emmy-award winning journalist Lennart Bourin. Executive Producer Robert P. Ufer.

Film will be followed by a Filmmaker Q&A.

*Admission is free, but you're encouraged to reserve tickets at this link: https://bit.ly/2RUYYWU
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