Join Us for "The Devil We Know" in Rockport, Maine
On October 21, please join us at The Riley School in Rockport for a screening of the shocking new film “The Devil We Know."
Nominated for the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and hailed by Variety as “a riveting tale of long-term irresponsibility and injustice," the documentary unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time: the widespread toxic chemical contamination of one town’s drinking water supply, and the government's astonishing lack of regulation of the chemical industry.
The powerful film portrays the lives of a group of citizens in West Virginia after they discover their local DuPont plant has been knowingly dumping the toxic chemical PFAS into their drinking water supply—and they band together to take on the multinational chemical corporation.
What: Screening of "The Devil We Know,” followed by informational reception with refreshments.
When: 2-5 p.m., Sunday, October 21
Where: The Riley School, 73 Warrenton Rd, Rockport
RSVP: This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
Please register to attend.
“As a mother, I was extremely shocked to learn there is no real oversight of industrial chemicals before they go to market in this country,” said “The Devil We Know” director Stephanie Soechtig. “When we heard about what happened in Parkersburg, West Virginia—how a handful of citizens took on DuPont—it seemed like the perfect story to highlight and bring to life a very pressing social issue: our daily exposure to toxic chemicals.”
Indeed, Parkersburg is ground zero for this story, but this clearly is not about one place. Here in Maine, kids and families across the state are unknowingly exposed to toxic chemicals in their food and drinking water.
At the screening, the Strategy Center will describe its work for safe drinking water for Maine families whose wells are contaminated by arsenic, and its campaign to phase out PFAS and other toxic chemicals in our food that are linked to cancer, infertility, and learning disabilities.
Part of the Riley School's event series, Raising Healthy Children in a Changing World, "The Devil We Know" is now being shown only at private screenings until its wide release on Netflix next year.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register in advance.
Watch the trailer here: