Michael Lienau got his big break with a news story covering the USA's attempt to abolish Tribal lands. His Mt. St. Helens documentary, "The Fire Below Us" was nationally acclaimed and won 7 awards.
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Key Points of Interest:
- Where did Michael grow up?
- Where did her get started with film?
- What age did he start filming?
- What was his first professional story? Abolish Native Tribes
- How did he get involved with Mt St Helens?
- What was his initial job around the eruption?
- How did he end up getting lost on Mt St Helens?
- What was it like to be on the volcano when it erupted again?
- Hear the story of how him and his team got off the volcano
- How did this kick off research on volcanos in the NW?
- How did Michael go about making the “Fire Below Us"
- How long did it take them to create the “Fire Below Us"
- They created survival kits videos to help prepare for disasters
- This included a pandemic survival kit 11 years ago!
- What are the projects they are currently working on?
- He also worked on a film based on slavery and prejudices that African-Americans face to this day
- It also focused on the indigenous people, and their struggles
- What are steps they take to be prepared on a regular basis?
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