Documentary Shorts

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Three short documentaries from Wisonsin and Minnesota Filmmakers

The Sea Wing Disaster – Tragedy on Lake Pepin

Director Ben Threinen and author Fred Johnson explore one of the Mississippi River’s most tragic events.
The capsiziing of The Sea WIng on July 13, 1890 killing 98.
Join us for a special screening of this new documentary.

Directed By Ben Threinen | Documentary Short | 41 minutes | WI/MN Showcase, USA | 2014

Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff

In March 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.

This film 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.

Directed By Brad Lichtenstein | Documentary Short | 25 Minutes | WI/MN Showcase, USA | 2014

Kathy’s Live Bait

Cultures converge at a small bait shop in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Directed By Colin Kloecker & Allison Herrera | Documentary Short | 5 Minutes | WI/MN Showcase, USA | 2014