Ten years in the making, Stop the Re-Route traces the opposition to the State of Minnesota’s plan to drive Highway 55 through Camp Coldwater between Minnehaha Park and Fort Snelling—land considered both historic and sacred. Activists occupied homes scheduled for demolition and parkland that was to be destroyed by highway construction, living in tepees, makeshift huts, and trees over two cold Minnesota winters. In this compelling documentary, neighborhood activists, environmental champions, the Native American community, and inspired youths coalesce in nonviolent civil disobedience. 2008, video, 92 minutes.
has been making documentaries for the past 25 years. In the 1980s, she joined Iris Video, a production collective presenting honest and diverse stories of women. Her film The Fear That Binds Us: Violence Against Women (1981), received awards from the American Film Festival, the International Public Television Awards, and the Children and Family Services Video Awards, among others. She has also won awards for her video poetry My Village Is Small (Mi Pueblo Es Chiquito) (1990) and The Weight of My Shadow (1996). She worked in the commercial and nonprofit film and television business for 10 years. Follett’s current projects include a series of video poems.