Filmmaker Matt Wechsler would love to move his family from Evanston, Ill. to a more rural setting like Kewaunee County, but his latest movie has given him second thoughts. Wechsler’s documentary “Right to Harm” tells the stories of five rural communities across the country that have been negatively affected by the growth of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the United States over the last ten years. Weschler never knew what was going on in Kewaunee County when he would travel to Door County on vacation. After filming in the area, Wechsler believes the fault does not necessarily fall with the CAFO owners but with the state agencies regulating them.
“Right to Harm” will make its Wisconsin premiere on May 30th at Sturgeon Bay’s Crossroads at Big Creek beginning at 7 p.m.