Screening of Documentary "The Wall: Stories of the 2018 Minneapolis Homeless Camp" at Viterbo University Sept. 24
Wall Homelessness

Sept. 16, 2019

Contact Rick Kyte at 608-796-3704 or rlkyte@viterbo.eduor Nicole Van Ert at 608-796-3616 or


La Crosse, Wis. – The Viterbo University D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership will host a screening of the film The Wall: Stories of the 2018 Minneapolis Homeless Camp with filmmaker Brandon Ferdig at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The Wall: The Stories of the 2018 Minneapolis Homeless Camp looks back at the saga of the 2018 Native American homeless camp in Minneapolis. The film documents the growth of the camp, the community response, the internal conflicts within the camp, and the eventual transfer of residents to shelter in December of that year. It also captures the stories of the residents, who share their journeys to the camp, their lives there, and their hopes for a better future. In this spirit, the film follows one couple at the camp from August–December, who open up about the trials of their drug addiction, their relationship, and their hopes to get their children back.

Ferdig, an independent journalist living in Minneapolis, will introduce the film and will answer questions from audience members. He has written human-interest pieces featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, wrote a book about his year in China, and now has a popular YouTube channel, The Periphery, featuring stories and interviews from around and outside the U.S. Learn more about Ferdig and his work at

The presentation is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary, but seating is limited. For a full schedule of D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership events, visit


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