Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Filmmaker speaks on future documentary


[email protected]

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 to...