Lake Pepin-area viewers will have another chance to see “The Price of Sand,” Jim Tittle’s new documentary about frac sand mining, when the Flyway brings it to Lake City on May 10th.
“The film got a tremendous amount of positive buzz when it screened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival last week,” says Flyway Film Festival director Rick Vaicius. “For some people, this film is the first they’ve heard about the frac sand mining boom. It’s a must-see for getting up to speed on the issue. And the film is entertaining as well — there’s some great local music.”
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.
The film will be shown at 7:00 pm at the Lincoln High School auditorium, 300 S. Garden Street, Lake City, MN.
Tickets are $5 (plus service charge) in advance and $7 at the door.