26 Jan ‘A Closer Look at Flint: Shorts Program #3’

A selection of Flint-themed documentary shorts, including several from the ongoing multimedia project “Flint is a Place.”

“From Flint: Voices from a Poisoned City”: Winner of a national Student Academy Award, this documentary by Michigan State University student Elise Conklin that tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis from the perspectives of those who lived it.

“Flint: An American Nightmare”: The ongoing Flint water crisis has taken a toll on residents of this iconic Michigan city, who have been living with lead-tainted tap water. The film about living in Flint, where many residents still can’t drink the water, is directed by Detroit Free Press’ Brian Kaufman in collaboration with Free Press photographer Ryan Garza.

“Flint is a Place”: This series of short films is part of a cross platform episodic documentary series about Flint created by the director of “T-Rex,” Zackary Canepari. Three shorts within the program include the story of Claressa Shields’ sister, Briana; a look at the water crisis; and a post “T-Rex” follow-up on Claressa Shields.