The Devil We Know

Saturday, April 14, 3:30 PM
Sunday, April 15, 3:45 PM

The Devil We Know
Director: Stephanie Soechtig
88 minutes

In 1945, DuPont introduced Teflon to the marketplace and changed millions of American households. Today, a biopersistent chemical used in the creation of those products is in the bloodstream of 99 percent of all Americans.

A compelling and ultimately terrifying watch that will make you question everything in your kitchen, The Devil We Know comprehensively lays out the history of the DuPont corporation’s use of the chemical C8, examines its environmental and health impact (and the company’s awareness of that impact), and celebrates the everyday whistleblowers and fact finders who helped bring this crisis to the public’s attention. Director Stephanie Soechtig and co-director Jeremy Seifert create an investigative documentary with stakes at once both personal and looming as they weave together the first-hand stories of those personally affected by DuPont’s Parkersburg, West Virginia, plant with an alarming portrait of the potential consequences of corporations’ unchecked use of chemicals that go on to permeate the living world.

“Soechtig again expertly weaves together all the complicated pieces and science to present a compelling case within a documentary structured like a suspense film”. -Kim Voynar, Movie City News

Posted in Contemporary Spotlight 2018, Out of Competition