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Filmmaker speaks on future documentary


September 14, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

Dirk Wierenga speaks with library director Lynne Wiercinski Friday about his documentary project called "Route 2 Elsewhere." As part of the project, people will have an opportunity to submit a 1,000-word story about life along U.S. 2 in rural America.


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IRONWOOD - Filmmaker Dirk Wierenga of Grand Haven began a 1,000-mile journey in March to bring national awareness to what rural areas, like those in the Upper Peninsula, have to offer. He plans to shoot a documentary entitled "Route 2 Elsewhere" and write an accompanying book. He spoke with the Daily Globe in Ironwood Friday about the project.

The route - much of it along U.S. 2 - begins in Sault Ste. Marie and ends in Williston, N.D. Wierenga said people along this route are invited to write their own essay about life in rural America and submit it...

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