And we’ll show you two ways to help. Together, we can be a voice for change and protect Michigan’s land, air, water, public health, and democracy.
General admission tickets are $5, and free student/needs-based tickets are also available. Doors open at 6:00 PM EST, film starts at 6:30 PM. Guests are encouraged to come early to mingle with the filmmakers. A Q&A with producer William Wright will follow the film.
Troubled Water chronicles a 36-day, 425-mile journey on standup paddleboards along the Great Lakes. The film is directed by Davis Huber and produced by William Wright and Chris Yahanda.
The idea was sparked by the three friends on their summer paddle trip down Michigan’s west coast. Chris received a text alert that a judge had temporarily shut down Line 5 after Canadian oil company Enbridge failed to abide by the State’s shutdown order. As the sun set over Lake Michigan, these lifelong friends couldn’t help but wonder, “How can any Michigander stomach the risk of an oil spill on this coastline?”
Inspired to do something, they created a film to shed light on the manmade impacts of Michigan’s freshwater, including the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, which carries nearly 23 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas liquids daily beneath the Straits of Mackinac.
Sean McBrearty, Oil & Water Don’t Mix Campaign Coordinator, said Troubled Water is a great way to bring public awareness to the risks associated with Line 5. “Everybody who wants to get involved – who cares about the Great Lakes and wants to protect them and make sure we don’t have a crucial oil spill – has a role to play, whether it’s something large or something small,” he said. “I’m very grateful for the role Chris, William, and their crew have played.”