Storm Lake

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A family-run paper in Iowa gives citizens the scoop on forces threatening to overwhelm their precarious small-town existence

Dark clouds hang over the cornfields of Storm Lake, Iowa, which has seen its fair share of change in the 40 years since Big Agriculture came to town. Farmers blow their life savings on new equipment they hope will keep their livelihoods intact. Migrant workers flock here, welcome and not, for their slice of the American Dream.

The people of Storm Lake confront a changing community as global forces threaten their precarious existence.

Enter 63-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner Art Cullen and his family-run newspaper, The Storm Lake Times. Day-in and day-out, the Cullens deliver local news and biting editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. Come hell or pandemic, they’ll fight to preserve this town they call home. There’s simply too much at stake.

Director Levinson is a Doc Edge alumni (Lemon).


Nationwide | Online
From 4 Jun - 11 Jul

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