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Published September 04, 2013, 10:46 AM

Wild and Scenic Film Festival comes to Fargo September 9

FARGO, ND- Dakota Resource Council and NDSU Campus Attractions will host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Fargo September 9 at the NDSU Memorial Union. The film festival will touch on various issues including energy, land preservation, and community action.

FARGO, ND- Dakota Resource Council and NDSU Campus Attractions will host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Fargo September 9 at the NDSU Memorial Union. The film festival will touch on various issues including energy, land preservation, and community action.

The films in the festival are intended to encourage community action, and awareness regarding issues in North Dakota and throughout the world. One film is about the encroachment of oil development on Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

DRC members and others groups throughout North Dakota have begun a campaign to raise awareness and encourage North Dakotans to act to help reduce the impacts to the Park and the Elkhorn Ranch that have resulted from the Bakken oil boom.

“When I go to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, I expect to see the night sky, the beauty of its natural terrain, and a feeling of solitude. During my recent trips to the Park I have seen drilling rigs, flares, and could hear the noises of trucks as hiked within the Park’s boundaries” said DRC Chair and Belfield resident Linda Weiss

Other films in the festival include a film depicting children working together to save state parks, a film exhibiting how a young girl used painting to help fundraise over $200,000 for the oil spill in the gulf, and also a film showing how wild predators and ranchers can coexist with proper management techniques.

“The films at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival will not only entertain but also inspire attendees to help make a better world” said Fargo resident and DRC member Molly McLain.

In addition to DRC and NDSU Campus Attractions, the film festival is supported by other businesses and organizations including Patagonia, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Parks Conservation Association.

The film festival will start at 7pm and end at 10pm and is free to the public. For more information and to view film trailers visit Dakota Resource Council’s Facebook Page and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival Fargo blog at www.wildandscenicfargo.blogspot.com. You can also email DRC staffer Scott Skokos, scott@drcinfo.com.

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