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A Town Divided

Residents of tiny Patagonia, AZ are bitterly divided over a new mining project developed by a Canadian company. Supporters of the mine believe it will create jobs and spur growth in their struggling rural economy. Opponents fear the mine will poison aquifers, displace the wildcats that live in the mountains surrounding Patagonia and give a corporation too much control over their local politics. Compromise seems nearly impossible and tension is rising as the mining company expands its exploratory drilling program.

  • Lucas Waldron
  • Lucas Waldron
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Lucas Waldron

Lucas Waldron is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism's New Media program. He was raised in Phoenix, AZ and is particularly interested in stories about Arizona's changing demographics and political dysfunction. He currently works as a video motion graphics journalist in New York City.

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