The Devil We Know


Hart House Theatre Sun, Apr 29, 2018 6:15 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 3 Tue, May 1, 2018 12:30 PM
Hart House Theatre Fri, May 4, 2018 12:15 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Activism
Capitalism & Big Business
Ecology & the Environment
Health, Mental Health & Addiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Stephanie Soechtig
Co-Director(s):Jeremy Seifert
Producer(s):Joshua Kunau
Kristin Lazure
Carly Palmour
Stephanie Soechtig
Executive Producer(s):Kristin Lazure
Andrea van Beuren
Michael Walrath
Michelle Walrath
Editor(s):James Leche
Dan Reed
Brian Lazarte
Writer(s):Mark Monroe
Stephanie Soechtig
Cinematography:Rod Hassler
Composer:Brian Tyler


The DuPont corporation revolutionized home cooking with Teflon's non-stick cookware and its key chemical ingredient, C8—now found in the bloodstream of 99 per cent of Americans. While concealing knowledge about C8's harmful effects, DuPont contaminated the environment with chemical waste, failed to warn their employees about health risks and continued marketing Teflon products as safe. But when two DuPont employees gave birth to babies with similar severe medical conditions, a local farmer lost his livelihood with the death of his cattle and West Virginian residents witnessed their children's teeth turning black, the corporation's secret could no longer be contained. In a class-action lawsuit that led to a landmark decision, residents learned the true extent of the irreversible damage DuPont caused. Watch this horrifying lesson on the depths of corporate greed and hear from the individuals who, despite being gravely impacted, refused to go down without a fight. Nataleah Hunter-Young

Additional Information

NOW - 4 Stars, "The shock factor makes it a must see."

IDA - "20 IDA-supported Films Screening at Hot Docs"

In the Seats - 3 Stars