Staff Pick: For Flint

Staff Pick

For Flint

Brian Schulz, Will Taylor, Matthew C. Mills, Chris Vivion | 2017 | 18 min.

2018 Official Selection

It’s been 1,597 days without clean water in Flint, Michigan. Watching For Flint today, I am reminded that the water crisis and resulting public health disaster are not yet resolved there.

For Flint begins with a profile of the community that counts its water crisis, flagging economy, and rampant crime among its many challenges. These are the issues we all have heard from media coverage over the past 4 years.

But For Flint gets beyond these struggles without diminishing them, to tell the stories of everyday residents, and how they are working to make the community come alive with hope and resilience. For Flint beautifully weaves together several stories that highlight the importance of arts and music, education, and youth empowerment in community revitalization.

Water insecurity stresses a body—physically and mentally. And the damages to a shared sense of place are significant when a community suffers together. Watching a film like For Flint, I am encouraged that residents there are finding a way forward, together.

For Flint joins over 140 other Wild & Scenic films as they travel the globe to over 200 locations with our On Tour program. Our 2018 tour is going strong with over 60,000 attendees this year!

If you’re nearby the South Yuba River Citizen League office, you’ll also have the opportunity to borrow this film plus over 100 other titles from this year’s festival in our film library.  You must be an active SYRCL member to check out a film. Rentals are free for members. Not sure if you are a member? Call or email Alena Loomis at 530-265-5961 ext 220 to check your membership status. If you know you aren’t a current member or simply need to renew, visit Membership and sign up.

If you have questions about bringing Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour to your community, call (530) 265-5961 ext 204 or email Theresa Huck.

This month’s Staff Pick was brought to you by Festival Producer, Jorie Emory.