To Wisconsin with Love: Offerings on water, land, and culture
This film is a cautionary story about communities under siege from extractive industry. Using the history of mining and the recent Elk River contamination in West Virginia as a reference, the film looks at the developing story of a proposed mine in the Penokee Hills of Wisconsin. The site is planned to span 22 miles, which would make it the largest open-pit iron mine in the world. The film examines Ojibwe/ally mine resistance and considers water contamination in West Virginia.
The film was created by Eastern Mennonite University students as their spring 2014 project.
UPDATE: The mining company pulled out of the Penokee Hills in late February 2015! Here is an article about it: news.vice.com/article/wisconsin-tribes-and-environmentalists-put-a-halt-to-a-15-billion-iron-ore-mine-project