Screening of "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story"

Submitted by admin on Fri, Oct 8 - 2:29 PM

Come see the movie that Karen Himle, Vice President of PR at the University of Minnesota, didn’t want you to see! Troubled Waters is a documentary film that explores the unintended consequences of commercial agriculture and urban runoff on the health of the Mississippi River and the “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico.

Beginning with struggling fishermen in the Gulf, the film travels upstream to highlight the sources of agricultural and urban runoff that impact the health of the river, its ecosystem, and the communities that call the River home. The film also highlights steps that farmers and citizens are taking to improve the Mississippi River and its watershed.

The film will be followed by a public Q & A session with panel of experts on agriculture, sustainability and water quality. You’ll also get to hear how the University of Minnesota’s controversial attempted censoring of the film unfolded from the people who broke it wide open. Mary Turk, Editor at the Twin Cities Daily Planet, will be there tell their side of their story.

This screening is free and open to the public, though attendees are encouraged to pre-register, as similar events have sold out in the past.

Attendees are encouraged to make a $5 contribution to help cover the costs of the event and support the organizations making the screening possible.

The event sponsored by Friends of the Mississippi River, The Land Stewardship Project, the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy and the Twin Cities Media Alliance.

Please plan to arrive by 6:30 pm to sign-in and find a seat. The program will begin at 7:00 pm.