Treading Water

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Treading Water: A Documentary. Dawn Mikkelson and Jamie A. Lee, dirs. 2001. VHS.

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Description: In a region that revels in its Scandinavian culture, complete with polkas, fishing, hot dish and stoicism, the stories of the queer northland could easily get lost. Quirky and often poignant, rural Minnesota has a story to tell that creates a new vision of what it is to be the GLBT in America today.

Review: The first film by the directors of THIS obedience is the winner of the 2002 Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary by an Emerging Filmmaker at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. Treading Water: a documentary is a quirky and poignant picture of rural life for GLBT (Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender) residents. Lavendar Magazine describes it as, "A sympathetic, wisely critical, and uplifting work filled with insights that will surprise you. It’s a mature take on small-town and rural GLBT issues than what we’ve come to be accustomed to.”

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