Local Issues: This Land

Promise in the Sand USA | 2018 | Documentary | 25 minutes Directed by Jim Tittle and Wendy Johnson When frack sand mining came to Wisconsin, promoters promised good jobs with no down side. Five years later, the price of sand dropped, mines closed and reality set in. “Promise in the Sand” is a look at what happens when a mining boom goes bust. Decoding the Driftless USA | 2018 | Documentary | 62 minutes Directed by Jonas Stenstrom This brand new documentary takes you on a wild ride through the air, across rugged landscapes, through a secret underworld, and across time itself to explore and decipher ancient clues of our own "Driftless Region" -- a unique ecosystem found only in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. Cinematography by six-time Emmy-winning wildlife photographer Neil Rettig.

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About Flyway Film Festival

The Eleventh Annual Flyway Film Festival will take place October 19-21, 2018 in Pepin, Stockholm, and Alma, Wisconsin. Flyway Film Festival's mission is to bring the best in independent film to the Lake Pepin area of Wisconsin and Minnesota for the purposes of cultural enrichment, community-building, arts education, and to inspire the next generation of filmmakers. The festival venues are on the shores of Lake Pepin, a part of the Mississippi that widens to a 40-square-mile “lake” sixty miles downstream from the Twin Cities. The area is known for its scenic river bluffs as well as for its vibrant arts scene, gourmet dining, and sailing. The Great River Road, which runs along the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin, was named the “Prettiest Drive in America” by the Huffington Post.