What Lies Upstream


Documentary Films | 2017 | 89 minutes

Stranger Says:

An exploration of the increasingly toxic levels of ick in the drinking waters of West Virginia, as well as the scary repercussions for the rest of the country. If that description and the horror-ish title didn’t already worry you enough, be advised: Trump’s tweets make an appearance. Director Cullen Hoback may follow the standard Michael Moore playbook a little too closely—remember when documentary filmmakers mainly stayed behind the camera?—but the levels of malfeasance that he uncovers are genuinely impressive. Both enraging and informative, with more than a few satisfying moments of politicians squirmingly hoisted with their own petard.


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Film Credits
Cullen Hoback
Dr. Marc Edwards, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Cullen Hoback, Randy Huffman, Dr. David Lewis, Maya Nye, Dr. Andrew Whelton
SIFF 2017