Teflon was regarded as a miracle product and a kitchen revolution when it was first launched in 1945. Decades later the non-stick chemicals are thought to be present in the bloodstream of 99.7% of Americans, causing cancer and birth defects. Worst off, however, are the communities surrounding the factories, and THE DEVIL WE KNOW covers the infuriating case of chemical corporation DuPont’s pollution of the water resources of Parkersburg, West Virginia. This incisive documentary is a poignant reminder of what’s at stake at a time when the Trump administration is easing environmental regulations.
Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert
Stephanie Soechtig (USA), Jeremy Seifert (USA, 1976) Soechtig’s filmography: UNDER THE GUN (BIFF 2016), FED UP (2014), TAPPED (2009). Seifert’s filmography: OUR DAILY DOSE (2015), GMO OMG (2013), DIVE! (2010)