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    The Devil We Know

    Directed by Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert
    USA | 95 minutes | True Stories

This urgent exposé of how DuPont poisoned a West Virginia town (and the rest of the world) with the chemical used in Teflon is a portrait of corporate arrogance — and a tribute to the embattled whistle-blowers who took on a multinational Goliath.

film synopsis

For decades DuPont Chemicals poisoned the residents of Parkersburg, West Virginia, with the chemical used to make Teflon, an ingredient that now can be found in the bloodstream of 99 percent of Americans. For decades DuPont denied any danger, in spite of babies born with deformities, entire herds of dead cattle on farmland near their plant, and employees dying of cancer. Whistle-blowers faced fierce local blowback, since Parkersburg’s entire economy was dependent on the jobs the DuPont plant provided. Hailed by Variety’s critic as “a riveting tale of long-term irresponsibility and injustice,” this powerful and superbly crafted exposé never loses its focus on the human cost of corporate greed. It also pays tribute to the men and women with the courage to fight back against Goliath. With environmental protections under increasing attack, this wake-up call is more timely than ever.

film details

Director: Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert
Producers: Joshua Kunau, Kristin Lazure, Carly
Screenwriter: Mark Monroe, Stephanie Soechtig
Cinematographers: Rod Hassler
Editor: James Leche, Dan Reed, Brian Lazarte
Music: Brian Tyler
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2018
Running Time: 95 minutes
Primary Company: The Film Collaborative
Website: https://thedevilweknow.com/

2019 Film Festival