Movies at McKinley: What Lies Upstream

In partnership with the Sierra Club Wastewater Residuals Team, the McKinley Foundation will screen this compelling documentary and panel discussion on Tuesday, October 22, from 6 to 9 PM. Come for free pizza and locally grown organic popcorn! Movie is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 PM. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street after 5 PM.

TV-14 | 1h 25min | Documentary | 2017

Synopsis: In this classic detective story, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to uncover the truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months. But when Hoback discovers an obscene collusion between chemical corporations and the highest levels of government, the investigation spirals in a terrifying direction, and we learn the frightening truth about what lies upstream of us all.

Hear stories from friends who were in WV during the disaster and our local emergency management team about what to do in case of water, chemical, or coal ash contaminations.

Additional community partners: Food & Water Watch, Illinois Coalition Against Fracking, Eco-Justice Collaborative, Progressive Democrats of America, Faith in Place, Prairie Rivers Network, Peoples Climate Movement, and Spotlight Air Environmental.

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