We’re proud to announce Milwaukee Riverkeeper is an official community partner ofthe 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival! This year, we are especially excited to be partnered with a film that amplifies the voices ofthose adversely affected by the construction of dams far away, while highlighting the universal importance of community.

Kings of Nowhere (Los reyes del pueblo que no existe)

The small Northern Mexican hamlet of San Marcos has become a ghost town following the construction of a dam that turned the once-thriving town into a drowned village. But a few families remain to stand sentry over the eerily quiet terrain, including an elderly couple who speak in hushed tones regarding gangs that take to their waterlogged streets at night and a shop owner who remains open only to feed a cow whose pasture has become an island unto itself. A quiet, visually entrancing elegy (winner of the 2015 SXSW Audience Award), Kings of Nowhere is a mesmerizing documentary about a town all but forgotten.

Kinds of Nowhere

Make sure to check out any one (or more!) of three showings of Kings of Nowhere from September 22, 2016 – October 6, 2016, or any of the other amazing films being offered this year.