Originally published in The News-Press by Amy Bennett Williams on August 7, 2019

It wasn’t billed as a horror movie, but “Troubled Waters” drew its share of gasps from a sold-out audience at its Monday night premiere.

Calusa Waterkeeper’s new documentary explores last year’s disastrous water crises and the potential health consequences to those who lived through the choking red tide and blue-green algae blooms.

Participating scientist Paul Cox likened it to “a neurotoxic vice, where you have toxins from the red tide offshore (and) the cyanobacteria toxins coming down the Caloosahatchee from Okeechobee,” with residents squeezed on both sides.

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