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People Of The Port

Sunday, November 6, 5:00 pm | 2022 | Wisconsin, United States | Runtime: 0:28 | Buy Tickets

Q&A with filmmakers Claudia Looze and Anthony Wood

Paired with feature film Roots Of Fire

Jones Island, a mile-long peninsula bordering on the Lake Michigan shoreline of Wisconsin’s largest city, is the home of Milwaukee’s sewerage treatment plant and the city’s port. People Of The Port: The Story of Milwaukee’s Jones Island tells the long and fascinating story of this narrow slice of land. Though there is no evidence remaining of its long and fascinating past, this unusual island has been the site of Native American settlement, fur traders, and shipbuilders. It also was home to the Kaszubs, a group of immigrants fishers who came from a similar region in northern Poland.

  • Host, Writer, Historian: John Gurda
  • Director, Editor: Claudia Looze (Driftless resident)
  • Videography, Sound Design: Anders Gurda
  • Animation: Anthony Wood (Driftless resident)