Public Trust

Bud Watch Party: Public Trust

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
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Winner of the audience award at Mountainfilm 2020! An exclusive film screening opportunity for Bud Werner Library!

Registration is closed, as Bud's screening window has closed.

In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land. Held in trust by the federal government for all citizens of the United States, these places are a stronghold against climate change, sacred to native people, home to wildlife and intrinsic to our national identity. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, they face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, PUBLIC TRUST investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a proposed mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.

Film Discussion

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About Bud's Watch Party

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share some of the newest documentaries you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online this spring, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience and maybe even put our isolated heads together for some thought-provoking brainstorming and solutions.