7 Generations Film
Co-Directed by Andrew Bydlon & Tom Deschenes
Northern Minnesota is home to some of the most pristine wilderness and cleanest water in all of America. People from all over the world have enjoyed the majesty of Lake Superior and the beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, an exquisite wilderness kingdom carved out by glaciers that’s persisted for 10,000 years. But now that might change. Two proposed sulfide-ore copper mines threaten the sanctity of these places and may forever change them for future generations. 7 Generations is the first film to tell the story of Northern Minnesota's long and ongoing moral struggle over sulfide-mining. While the region historically has been home to America's iron mines, this new type of mining has never been done before in Minnesota and has polluted waterways around the world. Through in-depth interviews, stunning videography and archival footage, 7 Generations portrays this issue in a way nobody has done before.