Flipping the Switch

Will Parrinello, John Antonelli, Matt Yamashita | 2018 | 6 min.

2019 Official Selection

LeeAnne Walters led a citizens’ movement that tested the tap water in Flint, Michigan, and exposed the Flint water crisis. The results showed that one in six homes had lead levels in water that exceeded the EPA’s safety threshold. Walters’ persistence compelled the local, state, and federal governments to take action and ensure that residents of Flint have access to clean water. Narrated by Robert Redford, Flipping the Switch is part of The New Environmentalists, which illustrates how ordinary people are affecting extraordinary change. LeeAnne is the 2018 North American Goldman Environmental Prize recipient.

See this film on tour near you:

January 22, 2020 Chesterfield MA
December 9, 2019 Minneapolis MN Surly Brewing
November 23, 2019 Lewes DE Cinema Art Theater
November 19, 2019 Lewes DE Cinema Art Theater
November 16, 2019 Chincoteague Island VA Island Theater
November 14, 2019 Ocean City MD Seacrets Morley Hall
November 5, 2019 Nashville TN Belcourt Theatre
October 20, 2019 Birmingham AL Sidewalk Cinema
October 18, 2019 Fish Camp CA Tenaya Lodge
September 28, 2019 Cheney KS Great Plains Nature Center
September 7, 2019 Hackettstown NJ Centenary University
September 7, 2019 Alexandria LA Alexandria Convention Hall
September 5, 2019 Carrboro NC Carrboro Century Center
August 3, 2019 Costa Mesa CA OCUU Sanctuary
June 8, 2019 Vero Beach FL Riverside Theatre
June 8, 2019 Cincinnati OH Winton Center at Great Parks of Hamilton County
May 31, 2019 Huntington MA Gateway Highschool
May 20, 2019 Suffern NY Suffern Lafayette Theatre
May 19, 2019 Peninsula OH Happy Days Lodge
May 18, 2019 Santa Fe NM The Screen at Midtown Campus
May 17, 2019 Sheffield MA Mount Everett Regional School
May 11, 2019 Honolulu HI Doris Duke Theatre
May 4, 2019 Vancouver WA Clark College
April 27, 2019 San Francisco CA Cowell Theater
April 25, 2019 Franklin TN Franklin Theatre
April 25, 2019 Green Bay WI Backstage @ the Meyer
April 24, 2019 Edwards CO Riverwalk Theatre
April 22, 2019 Westfield MA Dever Auditorium Westfield State University
April 13, 2019 Jupiter FL Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
April 12, 2019 Portsmouth NH The Music Hall
April 11, 2019 Mills River NC Sierra Nevada Brewery High Gravity Room
April 4, 2019 Burlington VT Main Street Landing Film House
April 4, 2019 Plymouth NH The Flying Monkey Performing Arts Theater
March 23, 2019 Fredericksburg VA University of Mary Washington
March 20, 2019 Madison WI Barrymore Theater
March 14, 2019 Aspen CO Wheeler Opera House
March 7, 2019 Universal City TX Northeast Lakeview College Performing Arts Center
February 28, 2019 Chico CA Ayres Hall
February 22, 2019 Evanston IL Rotary International Auditorium
February 21, 2019 West Chester PA Chester County Historical Society