Film Screenings: Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff

Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff is a half-hour investigative piece for Al Jazeera’s series “Fault Lines” tells the story of how GTAC and its allies wielded money and power to influence the law, and goes behind the scenes with the burgeoning movement to resist the mine.

On March 11, 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation that rewrote the state’s iron mining laws, paving the way for Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) to dig an open-pit iron mine in the pristine woods of the Penokee mountain range. The mine, which could eventually reach 22 miles in length, provoked a standoff between GTAC and its supporters seeking mining jobs, and the residents, Native American tribes and political leaders intent on protecting their communities and water from contamination.

371 Productions is organizing a series of screenings and community discussions of the documentary throughout the Midwest this fall, though visit their website for an up-to-date listing: Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff Screening Dates

Wisconsin Screenings

Our new documentary Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff is touring the state in a series of screenings and community discussions, listed below (also see press release):

Thurs, August 28 – Milwaukee, WI – St. John’s on the Lake, 3:30pm

Fri, August 29 – Cable, WI – Cable Community Center, 6:30pm

Sun, Sept 7 – Waukesha, WI – Waukesha Co Democratic Party office, 7:30pm

Weds, September 10 – Janesville, WI – Basics Natural Foods, 6:30pm

Thurs, September 11 – Hayward, WI – Park Theater, 7pm

Tues, September 16 – Superior, WI – UW-Superior Manion Theatre, 7pm

Tues, September 16 – Springfield, IL – (venue TBD), 7pm

Tues, September 23 – Eau Claire, WI – UW-Eau Claire Woodland Theatre, 7pm

Weds, September 24 – Stevens Point, WI- UW-Stevens Point (venue TBD)

Thurs, September 25 – Eagle River, WI – Many Ways of Peace Center, 7pm

Fri, September 26 – Ashland, WI – Northland College, 6pm (venue TBD)

Tues, September 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Area Technical College, 7pm

Mon, October 20 – Wauwatosa, WI – Mayfair Mall Community Room, 7pm

Tues, October 21 – Milwaukee, WI – First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 7pm

Oct 23-26 – Stockholm and Pepin, WI – Flyway Film Festival, times TBD

Tues, October 28 – Beloit, WI – Beloit College (venue TBD), 7pm

Thurs, October 30 – Brookfield, WI – Brookfield Public Library, 7pm

Sat, November 8 – Wausau, WI – Marathon Co Public Library, 3pm

Fri, November 14 – Brookfield, WI – Unitarian Universalist Church West, 7pm

Tues, December 9 – Fox Point, WI – Congregation Sinai, 7pm

La Crosse, WI – TBD
Stevens Point, WI – TBD
UW-Milwaukee – TBD
West Bend, WI – TBD