The Devil We Know


2018 | Running Time: 88 minutes | Rating: NR

In 1938, DuPont introduced Teflon to the marketplace and today it coats pots and pans in almost every American kitchen. C8, a bio-persistent chemical used in the creation of those products, is currently in the bloodstream of 99% of Americans. The chemical compound has been suspected of causing cancer, as well as birth defects to the residents of the Teflon plant’s home in Parkersburg, West Virginia. THE DEVIL WE KNOW weaves together first-hand stories of those personally affected by the unchecked use of chemicals at the plant, laying out the company’s awareness of the impact C8 has on people and the environment and the work of whistleblowers who have tried to bring this crisis to the public’s attention. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Director/Producer: Stephanie Soechtig; Producers: Kristin Lazure, Joshua Kunau, Carly Palmour; Co-Director: Jeremy Seifert; Executive Producers: Michael Walrath, Michelle Walrath, Andrea Van Beuren

Sundance Film Festival 2018: Grand Jury Prize – Documentary (nomination)
Vancouver International Film Festival 2018: Impact Award
Philadelphia 2018: Special Jury Award – Documentary, Jury Award – Best Documentary Feature (nomination)
Boulder International Film Festival 2018: Call to Action Award(nomination)

“THE DEVIL WE KNOW is a riveting tale of long-term irresponsibility and injustice.”