Flint is about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the 4 women who brought it to national attention. It premiers Saturday Oct. 28 on Lifetime TV.
Ever since this story broke, it has been common knowledge that it was women who took action to make it known. Women led the fight to save the children and people of Flint from their own government’s misconduct.
Here’s the synopsis from Lifetime:
“Flint” is the gripping retelling of a crisis that shook a nation and shines a light on the whistleblowers who exposed the biggest environmental scandal of our generation. LeeAnne Walters (Betsy Brandt), Melissa Mays (Marin Ireland) and Nayyirah Shariff (Jill Scott) join forces after discovering that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan is contaminated, resulting in a slew of devastating medical problems for their families. When their claims go unheeded, they band together to expose the wrongdoings committed by their reckless, bean-counting government officials whose carelessness caused irrevocable harm to the lives of its residents. Queen Latifah also stars and executive produces.
Bruce Beresford directed. Josh Sanburn wrote an article in Time Magazine that became the basis of the script by Barbara Stepansky. The article in Time cited “toxic water, sick kids, and the incompetent leaders who betrayed Flint.”
You may see a PSA from Lifetime, featuring the cast of Flint. The PSA will encourage viewers to donate to help the people of Flint. Funds raised will go to much needed short-term, immediate relief, including purchasing filters and bottled water, and more long-term health and development needs for the children of Flint and their families.