U. of Minn. to Show Documentary Film After All

September 24, 2010

Days after it called off the screening of a potentially controversial new documentary on the environment, the University of Minnesota has announced that it will show the film, as planned, The Pioneer Press of St. Paul reported. Minnesota officials had said the delay was to give faculty members time to review the documentary produced by its natural history museum, "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story," for factual accuracy, but the decision raised questions in some quarters about whether the university was yielding to concerns of agricultural interests. The head of the museum, Susan Weller, told the newspaper that the show would go on as planned after she reassured Minnesota administrators that a review process had been conducted and that no more faculty review was needed.

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