Video by Kate Levy and Curt Guyette

As the tragedy of the Flint water-contamination crisis leaks out to the world, Gov. Rick Snyder and his staff have worked hard to downplay, spin, ignore and outright lie about the problems, which stem from disastrous choices by the state and the governor’s emergency manager appointee. This short film by the ACLU of Michigan exposes the truth behind Snyder’s waffling, the emergency manager’s horrific decision to abandon clean water provided by Detroit in favor of using the corrosive Flint River as the city’s water source.