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The Mississippi in a Minute

October 8, 2014Patrick NunnallyFormer Featured Posts, Program & AnnouncementsComments Off on The Mississippi in a Minute

Being a “20th century guy,” it has taken me a bit to warm up to things like “One Minute Film Festivals.”  But one minute is about all the attention span I have any more, so maybe I’ll have to look for more of these.

The Minneapolis Riverfront partnership has made it easy for me to explore this new territory, with its competition “One River, One Minute, Your Vision,” which took place this summer and fall.  All of the entries are accessible at this web site, and voting is open for the “People’s Choice” award.

Winners will be announced, and the second Riverfront Vitality Indicators report will be released, in a program Monday October 20 at Mill City Museum in the Minneapolis Central Riverfront.  The program starts at 6:00 and is free, but registration is required.

Recently in this space I wrote about the need for new stories and images to express our relationship with the Mississippi River in the 21st century.  As the examples of these films show, new media, or “old” media used in new ways, are important parts of bringing new voices and visions to the river.

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