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O’Driscoll’s “Milk War” opens FLIKS film festival in Nelson B.C. with tales of raw milk and farmer Michael Schmidt

From The Nelson Daily:

Canada Free Press photo of raw milk renegade Michael Schmidt, via The Nelson Daily

“FLIKS (Film Lovers In the KootneayS) opens the Canadian FLIKS Festival on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. with one of three films in the festival produced by local filmmakers.

Milk War
, a documentary produced by former Nelsonite and theatre personality Declan O’Driscoll,  tells the story of dairy farmer Michael Schmidt whose small farm north of Toronto was raided by 20 armed officers. They weren’t looking for drugs or guns. They were there for the milk — raw milk. Continue reading

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“Milk War” raw milk movie screening at FLIKS festival in Nelson B.C. Feb. 11, 12 after Vancouver showing on Feb. 6th

Andrea Klassen, of the Nelson Star, interviews director Declan O’Driscoll:

Milk War film maker Declan O'Driscoll shoots footage of raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt at Queen's Park, Toronto, following a news conference in November 2009

“During the eight years Declan O’Driscoll lived in Nelson, his Yggdrasil theatre company toured West Kootenay with plays based on the mythology of the Valhalla mountains and classics such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

But when O’Driscoll returns to the city February 11, he’ll be showcasing a work that’s all about contemporary concerns. Continue reading

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