A frightening vision of the world's insatiable hunger for gold
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Northland Films work examines themes of nature, community and development in unexpected places. Pond Hockey, was hailed by ESPNs John Buccigross as the best hockey movie ever, named Best of Fest at the 2008 Minneapolis / St. Paul International Film Festival, and broadcast nationally on NHL Network. Forgotten Miracle, a collaboration with USA Hockey and the United States Olympic Committee, was lauded as a solid documentary by The New York Times. Gold Fever is the teams third feature documentary.
JT Haines formerly practiced as a corporate attorney in Minneapolis. Now working on documentary films in New York, JT holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and a public policy degree from the University of Minnesota.
Tommy Haines serves as the Programming Director for the Hardacre Film Festival (Iowas longest running Film Festival). He has a Communications degree from the University of Minnesota and a Film degree from the University of Iowa.
Andrew Sherburne is the co-Founder of FilmScene, a non-profit cinema arts group in Iowa City. He is the former publisher of Little Village Magazine. Andrew holds studio arts and computer science degrees from Grinnell College.
More than anything I hope that we open their eyes to this story, which we think is an important one. We have an obligation to ourselves, especially in the global north, to be better informed about the world at large, because our actions have profound consequences around the globe. I hope that if people leave with one thing, it is a broader knowledge of how we are connected to the people of Guatemala. How this is our story.