Published: May 17, 2017

NOVA and WKAR host film screening and panel discussion at Flint Institute of Arts

Contact(s): Bill Richards WKAR office: (517) 432-0013

A screening of “Poisoned Water” will be shown at 7 p.m. May 23 at the Flint Institute of Arts, with a panel discussion to follow.

The film “Poisoned Water” looks at the decisions leading to the Flint Water Crisis and follows the community members and experts who worked to expose the danger. The film also discusses how water systems across the country could be vulnerable to similar situations.

Following the screening, a panel discussion, moderated by Paula Apsell, NOVA senior executive producer, will evaluate excerpts from the film.

Panelists include:

  • Marc Edwards, Charles Lunsford professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech
  • Julia Cort, deputy executive producer at NOVA
  • Llewellyn “Llew” Smith, producer and director
  • Jeffrey Dwyer, director of MSU Extension
  • Veo Luster, Flint resident and principal at Luster’s Contracting
  • LeeAnne Walters, Flint resident, mother, water activist and citizen scientist.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP for the event online.

NOVA’s “Poisoned Water” airs on WKAR-TV and most PBS stations at 9 p.m. May 31.


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