Takes a Village

3 films in this block • 54 minutes

The Films

Community Revitalization: Great Lakes Areas of Concern

  • Year 2022
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 9 min
  • Director David Ruck

Many Great Lakes communities that have carried the burden of legacy pollution for decades have an opportunity for a new lease on life when local waterways are finally cleaned up. This video series features five cities along waterways deemed Areas of Concern (AOCs) that are in various stages of the cleanup process and are experiencing revitalization.

The Luminarians: Making the Luminary Loppet

  • Year 2023
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 15 min
  • Director Amber Danger Johnson

Michigan Premiere

One frozen night every year in Minneapolis, MN, a group of volunteers called the Luminarians create an immersive outdoor experience to bring the community together.

A Copper Dog Film

  • Year 2023
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 30 min
  • Director Adam Johnson

Family Friendly, Filmmaker in Attendance, First Time Filmmaker

A year in the making - a story of the beauty of a peninsula, the power of its community, and how they overlap in an annual dogsled race.