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Patagonia Line 5 Film

Great Lakes, Bad Lines…

Discover the story of two Michigan adventurers and their 500-mile, fossil-free journey across the Upper Peninsula along the route of Line 5 – a 63-year-old pipeline – that threatens our inland waters and Great Lakes. Every day nearly 23 million gallons of oil flow through Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline located on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac just west of the Mackinac Bridge. The film is brought to you by Patagonia, Founders, Moosejaw, and Cherry Republic.

Below are some photos from the making of the film.

Paul Hendricks exploring Location: Tettegouche State Park MN

Paul Hendricks exploring some of the incredible climbing that the northern shores of Lake Superior have to offer. “Great Lakes, Bad Lines” is a film about a worn out pipeline, the spirit of the north, and protecting the places you care about.

Frankie! The 1976 VW bus. Frankie! The 1976 VW bus.

Meet Frankie! This 1976 VW bus runs on waste-vegetable-oil and served as the production vehicle for the filming of “Great Lakes, Bad Lines”. In the documentary the group travels 515 miles alongside Enbridge Oils “Line 5” pipeline via all petroleum-free modes of transportation to raise awareness and show all of the incredible areas that are at risk.

Cedar and Lamar and a day of sailing Cedar and Lamar and a day of sailing

Paul’s friends Cedar and Lamar showing their favorite harbor activity after a long day of sailing. The girls live aboard this 46-foot sailboat that serves as their families charter business on Lake Superior. “One burp of oil here and this whole thing is over for us” says the duos dad / captain. Come learn how to become a part of the resolution to protect the Great Lakes. #greatlakesbadlines

Beautiful day for a kayak Beautiful day for a kayak

Patagonia Movie schedule is as follows:

April 14 * Minneapolis, MN, 7pm @ Patagonia MN Store: Co-hosted by Minnesota 350.org

April 15 * Chicago, IL , 7pm @ Patagonia Magnificent Mile Store

April 18 * Traverse City, MI, 6pm @ State Theatre (after party at The Workshop Brewing Company): Co-hosted by Oil and Water Don’t Mix

April 19 * Grand Rapids, MI, 7pm @ Urban Institute for Contemporary Art

April 25 * Ann Arbor, MI, 7pm @ Michigan Theater: Co-hosted by Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, National Wildlife Federation, and the Wolfpack, and Sponsored by Bivouac

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