No Defense: The U.S. Government's War on Water
Documentary Premier and Filmmaker Q&A
February 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Michigan Theater (603 E Liberty St)
Sponsored by: UM Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), National Wildlife Foundation, Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Contact Information: Meredith McGehee (email@example.com | 647-0819)
In conjunction with M-LEEaD's 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. 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.