April 26, ‘Bad River’ Documentary

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Heard On Route 51
Film poster for 'Bad River'
The poster for the film ‘Bad River,’ directed by Mary Mazzio.

The battle between the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in northwestern Wisconsin and Enbridge over an oil pipeline that runs through tribal land has been the subject of significant debate and legal controversy for more than a decade. A new documentary, released this month, features dozens of interviews with tribal leaders and officials, who share their perspective on the conflict.

“Bad River,” directed by Mary Mazzio and narrated by Quannah Chasinghorse and Edward Norton, features interviews with dozens of Bad River Band members and tribal leaders to tell the story of the land, its people and their resistance to Line 5.

Shereen Siewert welcomes Mazzio for a behind-the-scenes look at the film and the issues surrounding the ongoing battle against Line 5.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Mary Mazzio Guest
  • Ezra Wall Executive Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer