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Feb. 28: Film Screening of "Bear Witness: A Year in the Wilderness"

Short documentary chronicles explorers Dave and Amy Freeman's year spent in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-15-2017

Mankato, Minn. – A short documentary film titled “Bear Witness: A Year in the Wilderness,” which chronicles a year that explorers Dave and Amy Freeman spent in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Student Union, Room 245.

The event is free and open to the public. The Minnesota State Mankato Zoology Club is sponsoring the film screening. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

In addition, a representative from the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, led by a group called Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, will discuss the background and progress of the campaign to protect the Boundary Waters from mining and other industrial pollution. There will also be a Q & A session.

According to a recap of the Freemans’ year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, they began their adventure on Sept. 23, 2015 and returned Sept. 23, 2016. During their journey, the Freemans camped at approximately 120 different sites, explored 500 lakes, rivers and streams, and traveled more than 2,000 miles by canoe, foot, ski, snowshoe and dog team.

For more information, contact Taylor Heid, student at Minnesota State Mankato and president of the University’s Zoology Club, by email at or by phone at 952-221-7322.

Information about the event is also available on Facebook.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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