BAD RIVER – Review by Liz Braun

A handful of Indigenous environmentalists and land stewards are standing between the next Enbridge oil pipeline failure and the waters of Lake Superior. Bad River is a small but mighty documentary about the Lake Superior Ojibwe who live in Northern Wisconsin and are currently embroiled in a legal battle against Enbridge, hoping to evict the corporate behemoth from their land before an oil spill occurs. Director Mary Mazzio is careful to present the people, their history and their beautiful pristine land before getting into the legal battle with Enbridge and exactly what the Bad River residents now face. After two major flooding events and consequent soil erosion, a section of Enbridge pipeline sits fully exposed, hanging above the ground and very much at risk of rupture.

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Mary Mazzio on the Olympics, Film Activism and A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING – Sarah Knight Adamson interviews

For 20 years, Mary Mazzio has been creating films that spotlight the underprivileged. A Most Beautiful Thing, a documentary film, centers on America’s first all-black High School rowing team of the gang-infested Manley High School, in Chicago, IL in the late 90s. Mazzio, an Olympic rowing athlete, has found her niche.

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