On Tuesday, September 16, at 7p, UW-Superior will hold a free film screening of “WISCONSIN’S MINING STANDOFF”, a new documentary about the controversial proposal to dig an open-pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin. The 25-minute film will be followed by a discussion featuring GLIFWC Attorney Philomena Kebec, Northland College Geologist Tom Fitz, and Ashland County Board Chair Pete Russo. The event will be held in UW-Superior’s Holden Fine Arts Center at the Manion Theater.
Produced and directed by Milwaukee-based 371 Productions, “Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff” takes viewers to Ashland and Iron Counties, where Cline Resources subsidiary GTAC has set off a battle over the state’s natural resources by proposing to dig what could be one North America’s largest open pit mines in Wisconsin’s Penokee Hills. The film explores the potential impacts of the mine and how legislation changed the state’s mining laws.
“Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff” was commissioned by Al Jazeera America’s award-winning investigative documentary program “Fault Lines” and premiered in June 2014. The film is touring the state this summer and fall in a series of screenings followed by community discussions and panels. It addresses a crucial issue for Wisconsinites heading to the polls in November for gubernatorial elections.
Al Jazeera America’s Fault Lines is a weekly documentary show airing Saturday evenings at 7pm ET/4 pm PT that covers current affairs in the United States and throughout the Americas. The recipient of two prestigious Peabody Awards, Fault Lines goes beyond the headlines to investigate the impact of politics and policies on communities in the U.S. and abroad.
ABOUT AL JAZEERA AMERICA
Al Jazeera America is the new U.S. news channel that provides both domestic and international news for American audiences. It is headquartered in New York City with bureaus in 12 cities across the United States. Viewers in Wisconsin can find us on ATT U-Verse (Channel 1219 in HD), Time Warner Cable (Channel 376), DIRECTV (Channel 347) and on DISH Network (Channel 215). Visit Al Jazeera America online at http://www.aljazeera.com for the latest updates. You can also like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/aljazeeraamerica), follow us on Twitter @AJAM (http://twitter.com/ajam) and join the conversation using #AlJazeeraAmerica.
ABOUT 371 PRODUCTIONS
371 Productions is an award-winning media company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded in 2003 by Brad Lichtenstein, the company has produced such films as the Emmy nominated As Goes Janesville (PBS) and Dupont Award winning Ghosts of Attica (Court TV/BBC). Visit us online at http://371productions.com.
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