Saturday, October 5, 2013

Price of Sand, Film Screening & Discussion, Oct. 17, UW-Stout

Jim Tittle will be visiting UW-Stout in a couple weeks to show his film The Price of Sand, followed by an open discussion.

The Price of Sand is a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Due to a rapid increase in demand, pure silica sand has become a valuable commodity, and mines are opening here at a rapid rate. The film examines the local impacts of sand mining and the challenges faced by small towns in the region.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served prior to the screening! Come watch the film and discuss its significance with the filmmaker himself.

The event is organized by the Social Science Speaker Series, which is part of the Social Science Department at UW-Stout, and is co-sponsored by several university groups. An event page has been set up at the Facebook site of UW-Stout's Applied Social Science Program.

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