The Devil We Know

The Chemistry of a Cover-up

Official film description

Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical - now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans - into the drinking water supply.

Notes on the film

A film about fluoropolymers (PFAS), carcinogenic substances used in the production of Teflon and liquid-repellent surfaces. Thrilling documentary with an alarming message.

Further reviews

"The Devil We Know" is a riveting tale of long-term irresponsibility and injustice. – Variety

A blood-boiling eco-doc whose story is far from over… The doc will agitate on the fest circuit, and likely prompt more than a few viewers to toss their Teflon pans into the trash. – The Hollywood Reporter

Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper says "The Devil We Know" is a film that could have a worldwide impact. – IndieWire

Technical information and screening rights...

Director(s): Stephanie Soechtig
Script: Mark Monroe, Stephanie Soechtig
Production: Stephanie Soechtig, Josh Kunau, Carly Palmour, Kristin Lazure
Music: Brian Tyler
Actors: Sue Bailey, Bucky Bailey, Ken Wamsley, Ken Cook, Glenn Evers, Gerald Kennedy, Joe Kiger, Harry Deitzler, Jimmy Columbo, Mike McCabe, Sharon Lerner
 
Year: 2018
Duration: 88 min
Picture format: 16:9
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
Our age recommendation: 16
 
Screening rights: Atlas Films ()

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Main topic(s): Water
Secondary topics: externalisation toxins drinking water
Mentions: DuPont Parkersburg West Virginia C8 poison health cancer carcinogens drinking water water teflon pan PFAS fluoropolymer toxins GenX toxins water
Topic Page(s): Water

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