Social media users say all proceeds from the film should go to the city.
The water epidemic that continues to be a huge problem in Flint, Michigan has now been turned into a film starring Queen Latifah.
Flint follows Iza (played by Latifah) who joins forces with other women in a fight to get back clean drinking water for the community. The trailer shows mayor and government officials telling members of the community that there is "nothing to worry about" in regards to the crisis. Clips then show the moments different families realize their water is contaminated, as dark water pours out of their taps. Watch the trailer below.
The film, written by Barbara Stepansky and directed by Bruce Beresford, premieres October 28th on Lifetime at 8PM eastern time.
Since the latest trailer has hit the web, it has brought on some controversy by social media user who can't understand how a film on the crisis (that has been happening since 2014) has been released when citizens are still suffering. A Twitter user that goes by @GarceSnoots tweeted, "Hold up, we have a Lifetime Original movie about Flint Michigan not having clean water??? Sooner than Flint Michigan gets clean water????"
Another user who goes by @IlliNanny tweeted, "So they found time and money to make a Lifetime movie about Flint Michigan’s water crisis MEANWHILE THEY STILL DONT GET GOOD WATER THERE."
Read more twitter reacts below. What do you guys think?
there is a flint movie you can't make this shit up— Holiday Spirit (@Zoey_Frost) October 23, 2017
It’s disgusting to do a movie about Flint while people are still living in the water crisis— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) October 23, 2017
I’m tired of Black pain as Entertaining pleasure https://t.co/gyEP9oVXOV
Yoooo they making a movie about flint and flint still ain't got clean water?? ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️ bro that's wild fuckin disrespectful— Headass Horseman (@TJRicks_TSP) October 24, 2017
Even by 2017 standards, a movie being completed about Flint not having clean water while Flint still has no clean water is beyond fucked up.— KolchakTheNotStalker (@Notintheface1) October 24, 2017
The money made off this movie better not touch nobody pockets besides the mfs in flint Michigan real shit https://t.co/XJRY5CH0eO— Lil Milford (@SMACKHEEM__) October 24, 2017
Never forget they spent millions on making a movie about the Flint Water Crisis, but didn't end the Flint Water Crisis.— Jamal 💂🏾 (@Count_Cash) October 24, 2017
lol I wanna know who woke up and decided to spend money on producing a movie about Flint not having clean water instead of giving Flint it.— . (@YBG__) October 24, 2017
So they are really about to come out with this Flint movie on the 28th when the water crisis is still going on smh #DoBetter— ♣ Lucky Charm ♣ (@Pilot_Nia) October 11, 2017