Let me introduce myself. My name is
Leo Anderson. and I’m a new filmmaker in northern Minnesota. I am currently
working on a documentary about a
Superfund site in my home town of Cass Lake, Minnesota. As a child
I lived on a section of the Superfund site that is currently surrounded by a
chain link fence. The fence is there to keep people from entering the
The people that lived in this
neighborhood were unaware that the water they were drinking and the air they
were breathing was contaminated with dioxins, furans, pentachlorophenol and
a whole witch’s brew of chemicals.
I am often amazed at the number of people that live on or near the Superfund site that are not aware of the risks that they are exposed to.
In poor communities, like Cass Lake, it's often very difficult to get people to listen to your concerns. I started this film to bring the concerns of the residents of the superfund site to a larger audience.
I am in my second year of filming.
I made a quick movie trailer with some of the clips from the film, you can view them here: