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Great Lakes Bioneers Sponsors Film in Traverse City: The People and The Olive

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September 10, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


State Theatre
223 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI United States

The Great Lakes Bioneers Conference kicks off this coming Monday with the world premiere of The People and The Olive, a documentary by local filmmaker Aaron Dennis featuring live music and the Run Across Palestine runners.

The People and The Olive is feature-length documentary about the daily struggles and joys of Palestinian olive farmers. When a group of American ultra-marathoners sets out to run 129 miles in 5 days across the West Bank they discover that in replanting uprooted olive trees they are planting hope and building cultural bridges.

Ticket proceeds go toward scholarships for the conference held on the NMC campus October 19-21, 2012.