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4 films in this block • 74 minutes

The Films

Lake Superior: A New Threat

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 11 min
  • Director Makari Rising

Family Friendly, Michigan Premiere, World Premiere, Filmmaker in Attendance

The world’s largest surface area of freshwater, whose forested shorelines showcase the awesome beauty and grandeur of our planet Earth…is being threatened! In this documentary, experience the majestic southern coast of Lake Superior, formed thousands of years ago from the retreating glaciers of the last ice age. Witness first hand the impending proposal that threatens the natural habitats for animals and the water source for millions of people.

American Scar

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 14 min
  • Director Daniel Lombroso

When wedding photographer John Kurc decided to spend a few days between assignments exploring the borderlands of southwest Arizona, he had no idea he would spend the next eight months documenting the devastation of the desert ecosystem created by the construction of Trump’s border wall. In the blitz to build the barrier as fast as possible, the administration ignored 47 laws that protect bears, deer, jaguars and javelina roaming the mountains in both the U.S. and Mexico. In addition to being a failed re-election campaign prop and racist monument, the wall also inhibits wildlife migration, putting 70 vulnerable plant and animal species at risk.

Pony Boys

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 25 min
  • Director Eric Stange

Family Friendly, Michigan Premiere

Summer, 1967. Two Massachusetts boys – 9 and 11 – set off on an improbable journey with their family pet, a Shetland pony named King. Tony and Jeff Whittemore are desperate to visit Expo ’67 in Montreal – the largest World’s Fair ever. But their parents can’t take them. Then Mom comes up with the solution: hitch their pet Shetland pony King to a cart and drive 350 miles to Expo 67 – on their own – at 5 m.p.h.! For Tony and Jeff, it becomes the adventure of a lifetime.

Peace Pipeline

  • Year 2021
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 24 min
  • Director Gitz Crazyboy

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance, Has Subtitles, Michigan Premiere, Adult Language

Comedians and activists pose as a indigenous energy company to share plans to reroute Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through the wealthy white suburbs of Duluth, MN, to more fairly share the risks oil pipelines bring to indigenous lands—with shocking and hilarious results.