Flint: An American Nightmare


DESCRIPTION: The ongoing Flint water crisis has taken a toll on residents of this iconic city in Michigan, who have been living with lead-tainted tap water for over two years. One Flint resident describes the experience as, “like being in war, but without violence.”

PRODUCTION: Detroit Free Press photojournalist Ryan Garza, who lives in Flint, began documenting his community shortly after the water crisis came to light. He continued to do so for over a year. When we teamed up to produce a film about the crisis, the decision to use his photography as a driving force was obvious. 

SINCE PUBLICATION: The film was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2017. The city of Flint continues to struggle with its water infrastructure.