189 people are attending
Thursday, February 01, 2024
6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. EST
301 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Join MiCAN and Oil & Water Don't Mix for the Grand Rapids premiere of the much-anticipated adventure/conservation documentary Troubled Water.
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."
General admission tickets are $5. If you are a student or needs-based viewer, RSVP for free access to the screening here.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., film starts at 6:30. A Q&A with producer William Wright will follow the film. Parking is free at Seward Parking Ramp; passes will be in the screening room. Thank you to the GVSU Making Waves group for supplying the venue!
Capacity is limited, so if you aren't certain you can make it, please allow someone else your seat. The recording will not be made available for access outside of the showing, so if you are interested, we encourage you to make arrangements to view it in person if at all possible!