Rebecca Glotfelty's avatar Rebecca Glotfelty

Filmmaker, Rebecca Glotfelty grapples with the questions of inheritance, land stewardship and environmental and historical preservation in this documentary, which is centered around two personal tragedies. The film reveals Glotfelty’s inability to protect her family's sacred places. In July of 2010 an oil pipeline burst near the Glotfelty’s hometown of Marshall. Before the break was detected, approximately 840,000 galloons of crude oil entered Talmadge Creek and then into the Kalamazoo River. Located two miles downriver, Glotfelty’s family farm was directly affected by the oil spill. Scenes of the farm made national news. After a nine-year absence, Glotfelty returned to access the damage. Glotfelty skillfully weaves the story of the oil spill with the 2010 passing of her grandmother, Flossie. Her death raises another poignant question for the family, “What will happen to her centennial farm? Watch Part 1 of LandMine below. Part 2 at

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  • Art form: Film / Video
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  • Medium: Video
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  • Year created: 2011
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