The Devil We Know

PRESENTED BY: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 PST
Location: Beacon Hill (click for map)

Dupont created Teflon in the 40’s. It has known its Teflon chemical causes damage to lab animals since 1961; yet it continued to pump its toxic chemical into the air and the water supply of Parkersburg, West Virginia.  When the community saw its livestock dying from drinking the water and the people surrounding them become sick from the toxins, they filed a class action lawsuit against the corporation.

While this film centers around a community in West Virginia, the problem is global.  These harmful chemicals can be found on our nonstick pans, our wax-lined fast food containers, and often, our drinking water.  It is now found in the blood of 99% of humans, including newborns. Join us to learn how the citizens of Parkersburg fought back against a corporation that put profit over people.

We will hold a group discussion following the film led by Christina Wells, Campaign Organizer for Toxic-Free Future.

This film is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated to help cover the costs.

Sponsors: Beacon Arts; Joe and Jill McKinstry; Bar del Corso; and 4Culture

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Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

Director: Stephanie Soechtig

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