William Hart, director of a documentary about the Flint water crisis called “Lead and Copper,” joined Great Lakes Now’s Anna Sysling for a discussion about the film.
The small team began producing the film in 2016, and with the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the crisis coming up in April 2024, Hart said they wanted to get it out and ready to screen around that time.
“I always knew that there was a possibility that I could’ve made a really sad movie about people being poisoned and that they are victims. But that’s not the case, because the people of Flint are the people who brought this story to the light and stood up to the state and the federal government saying something is wrong,” Hart said. “They are the heroes.”
Learn more about the Lead and Copper film and watch the trailer on their website.