HOT WATER Documentary Trailer

HOT WATER Documentary Trailer

When you were growing up, how many people did you know who had cancer?

How many do you know today?

Filmmakers Liz Rogers and Kevin Flint go to South Dakota following a story about Uranium contamination only to discover that the problem flows much farther, and runs deeper than they could have imagined. Three years and thousands of miles later, “Hot Water” tells of those impacted by Uranium mining, atomic testing, nuclear energy and the contamination that runs through our air, soil and even more dramatically, our water.

From ‘Fat Man’ and ‘Little Boy’ to ‘Duck and Cover’ we believed it was safe to eat, drink and breathe in the shadow of the Atomic Bomb. “Hot Water” begs the question, are the 38 million people in the American southwest aware that their water supply is filtered through millions of tons of radioactive waste lying on the banks of the Colorado River?

Our ground water, air and soil are contaminated with some of the most toxic heavy metals known to man — the subsequent health and environmental damage will take generations and in some cases, thousands of years to heal.

Follow Liz, Kevin and their team as they travel the American west and expose uranium mining and our atomic legacy for what it is, and for what it’s left behind.

23 thoughts on “HOT WATER Documentary Trailer”

  1. This ties into the whole "Fracking" issues we have been seeing for years and years. Yet, these corporations continue to exist and make millions at the expense of personal and environmental toxicity. I WANNA SEE THE ENTIRE VIDEO. I'll be looking for it. THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE COURAGE AND SELF-SACRIFICE TO MAKE THIS MOVIE.

  2. You know, I feel bad for all these people and sure, we should stop using uranium, but… um… we are stoping. People already are afraid of nuclear power. But I don't think that this is what we should be making movies about. What about carbon pollution? How many people die from that? I want people to realize that of course this is bad, and my generation will have to deal with it. Being 18 I don't know the full story about everything but oil, coal, carbon basted power is just as bad, if not worse than this.

    If you want me to vote or protest against it, I won't. Ill give you reasons for this. First: as bad as people think nuclear power is, it's not a nuclear bomb. Sure they can meltdown and make the area radioactive, but what do you think gasoline and coal do? They are in my opinion just as bad. Two: in my lifetime, we will have a shortage of oil. We need to have a new power source. Not saying we should use nuclear power but we need to do something. Three: global warming. Now I realize that some people don't think this is real, but even if it's not, what do you think will happen to people when the air have more carbon emissions in it? You cannot say that this is false, more cars, more people, less trees.

    Don't get me wrong, I feel we should do something, make laws and what not, but you are not helping me live in the future. I want a family, I want a life, but right now we should be thing of ways to fix nuclear power or think of some way to power us in the future.

  3. Filmed the Coles Hill segment in July and added it to the film. We'll be doing three screenings in Virginia in November between the 12th and 15th, sponsored by Keep The Ban, We The People and The Sierra Club. We'll put upated information on our website as soon as we have confirmed dates and locations.

  4. Yes. I just screened the film for 400 people in Halifax, VA on Saturday night. We filmed at the Coles Hill site and will be adding this segment to the film this month. If you'd like to be in our mailing list, please let us know!

  5. Virginia Uranium is attempting to mine uranium in southern Va. At the cole hills sight on the banister river which feeds the Roanoke River. The Roanoke river is the water spires for millions of people in NC and Va.

  6. The film is going through a final edit this month, and is going to be in film festivals at the end of the year. I'd be happy to stay in touch and let you know when a copy is available.

  7. Yes, I am actually. It's disturbing beyond comprehension. We addressed the Great Lakes issue in the film relating to the Davis Besse plant, and Dennis Kucinich's efforts to enforce safety controls there. It's truly terrifying to think that we're so cavalier with our lives, and our water. I'm hoping to get into several film festivals in that area, and work toward letting more people know about the problem, and am working with as many organizations as I can to get the word out. Spread the word!

  8. This is very concerning. Are you aware of the plans by Ontario Power Generation in Ontario Canada to build a nuclear waste dump 1/4 mile from the Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes? 40 million people in Canada and the USA rely on the Great Lakes for their drinking water. This nuclear waste dump will be upstream of many US communities, including Ohio. Dennis Kuckinich should be made aware of this. You can find out more and sign a petition at website stopthegreatlakesnucleardump

  9. @rubeius…you must understand that the EPA maximum is one thing – the EPA goal is another. The GOAL is ZERO. NONE. There is NO safe level of radiation, and any level at all in water is a danger. Yes there are naturally occurring levels of radiation in many water supplies. But the fact that it's naturally occurring does NOT make it safer. Because it falls within the EPA's maximums does NOT make it safer. Many of the tests in this film exceed the EPA maximums by many multiples of 100.

  10. Thank you all so much for your interest and support for the film. I'm doing a few minor edits, a couple of technical fixes and then we're on the festival tour for 2013. Copies will be available soon, as I finish these last edits. The difficult thing about this subject, is that it never ends…where do we stop…it's all just so very sad.

  11. The fact that the EPA guidelines are so low indicates that having radioactive elements in ones body is inherently dangerous. From an epidemiological standpoint the anomalous incidents of sickness indicates a problem. For apologists of the industry to try to downplay the danger is disingenuous at best. Calling these researchers "scare mongers" makes me wonder what you motive is here(?)

  12. US EPA maximum for uranium in drinking water is currently 30 µg/L (30 parts per billion). River water normally contains some uranium. Wells dug in land with granite bedrock (high natural uranium) sometimes exceed that.

    Does the water in this clip exceed that limit?
    Are the claims of cancer caused supported by rigorous epidemiology?
    To what extent is this just 'Be Afraid!' of scary radiation ala Helen Caldicott?

    See also 'Sprinkler Rainbow Conspiracy' watch?v=_c6HsiixFS8

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