In this scandalous political thriller, the filmmaker behind TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY takes his investigatory grit to West Virginia where he looks into a mysterious chemical spill that left 300, 000 people without drinking water for months. As the story deepens, we discover scientific cover-ups and political malfeasance across all levels of government, poisoning the entire system meant to protect drinking water. The Washington City Paper called WHAT LIES UPSTREAM “the scariest film at AFI DOCS” while Variety wrote it’s “a quietly devastating documentary” that “builds a persuasive case against not only industry and political figures, but also the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency. ” Winner of the Special Jury Prize for investigative filmmaking at the Seattle International Film Festival.
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