Flyway’s presentation of “The Price of Sand,” a new documentary about frac sand mining, drew a crowd of 450 people to the historic Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing last week. If you missed it, don’t worry: you can see it in Wabasha at 7pm on April 26th at the Broadway Theater, 611 Broadway Ave.
Watch “The Price of Sand” trailer here:
Directed by Red Wing native Jim Tittle, the documentary focuses on ordinary citizens affected by frac sand mining in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. While the rest of the country touts the idea of energy independence, people in the Midwest are losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their health to the frac sand “gold rush.” He interviewed people whose lives have been dramatically affected by sand mining, for better and for worse.
“The goal of making this documentary was to find the real price of frac sand–not just in dollars, but in lives, friendships, families and the future of our region,” says Tittle.
Tickets are $5 (plus service charge) in advance and $7 at the door.