CMU-produced Flint water crisis documentary to be shown March 13


A documentary on the Flint water crisis titled “Nor Any Drop to Drink” will be shown 6 p.m. March 13 at Charles V. Park Library Auditorium. The showing is open to the public.

Central Michigan University Assistant Professor Cedric Taylor wrote and directed “Nor Any Drop to Drink.” It was produced by broadcast and cinematic arts faculty member Eric Limarenko, Coleman senior Donald Blubaugh and Director of New Media Initiatives Dan Bracken. 

The project began in Fall 2016, focusing on the Flint water crisis that began in 2014. It begins with the financial issues that plagued Flint before the city’s water supply switched to the Flint River, to now, three years later and the effect it has on the community. 

The documentary brings the crisis down to a human level — featuring residents of Flint who have been affected in various ways, and how the problem has not been resolved after three years. 

The purpose of the film is to create awareness and contemplation within the people who watch the film, Limarenko said. 

“I want people to sit with the reality,” Limarenko said. “People are poisoned, children are poisoned, and it’s not getting fixed.”