Flint, Mich. Is Still Without Water and Little Miss Flint Wants You to Join the Climate March
Flint, Mich. has been without water for the past three years due to lead being found in the city’s water supply in 2014. Since then, Little Miss Flint, real name Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny, has become the face of the movement and continues to bring attention to the city’s environmental crisis.
On Wednesday, a video starring Copeny as fictional boxing character, Little Miss Rambo, debuted online to bring attention to Saturday’s People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C.
“I march for drinkable water,” said Copeny in the video while she drinks water from a bottle.
The only way Flint residents can have access to clean water is by using bottled water which they have been doing for the past three years.
The video was produced by media companies Purpose and Footage Films.
Purpose casted Copeny for the video to show the reality of water poisoning’s dangers.
“We thought it was important to film her in her home since we wanted to highlight how environmental racism affects actual lives,”
said Purpose senior strategist and social media producer Renee Miller to HuffPost.
“Much like in Flint, black kids across the country are spending their days mitigating the effects of environmental racism and climate change.”
Hopefully, something is done about the contaminated water in Flint sooner than later.
You can watch Little Miss Flint’s video below.
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