Many have heard of, or lived through, the Water Crisis that happened in the Kanawha County, WV area in 2014, when the Elk River was contaminated with the chemical MCHM, leaving 300,000 people without access to clean water. The event received national attention and was featured in multiple news articles and films, through fictional short stories, investigative journalism, and documentaries. Two of those films will be featured in Lewisburg this weekend.
The WV premiere of Crick on the Holler, a fictional short story set during the Water Crisis will be screened and will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker and WV native, Ursula Ellis.
What Lies Upstream, a documentary/political thriller featuring the water crisis, will also be featured.
To learn more about this chapter in WV history, head to the Lewis Theater in Lewisburg, WV this Saturday, June 9th at 7pm.
The event is free, and is sponsored by Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Friends of Lower Greenbrier River, and Indian Creek Watershed Association.
View the trailer and interviews with the filmmaker for Crick in the Holler »