Lake Superior open

October 5, 2015
Winter kite flying in Duluth
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In the middle of the vast watery stretch that is Lake Superior sits Rabbit Island, 91 acres of rocks, earth, trees and wild habitat. Rabbit Island has never been divided or developed, nor will it ever be. In collaboration with a land trust, a conservation easement has been placed on the island, ensuring that it will remain protected forever. This place offers a new kind of wild experience, where the point is to do nothing to an ecosystem and see what it teaches us.

One man's quest to protect an island he loves leads him to ponder great questions: Is there an opposite to development? An antonym to subdivision?

This film is a brief study of an island set on the majestic Lake Superior, and the artists who gather there for inspiration.

[To view on full screen, click on the paper airplane icon (you might need to hover over the video to see the plane), then on and then on the full screen icon in the lower left corner of the video.]

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