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SIU-C filmmaker Cade Bursell on her new film about the Shawnee Timber Harvest protests of the early 1990s

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The Shawnee National Forest, near Murphysboro. Photograph taken in January 2013.

On this edition of InFocus, SIU-C Filmmaker and Cinema Professor Cade Bursell talks about her new film, a documentary about the protests in the early 1990s about the Fairview Timber sale proposed by the US Forest Service on the forest just south of Murphysboro.

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Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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