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New Documentary on Hanford Winning Awards

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RICHLAND, Wash.- A new documentary on the history of the Hanford site is winning national awards.

The film is being shown nationally, and this week, it's making it's northwest premiering at festivals in Portland and Seattle.

"Arid Lands" is the name of the flick.

The documentary focuses on the area's history and it has already won two awards.

The filmmakers both have connections to the region and say they've always been enthralled by nature in the area.

They wanted to put that interest on film and tell the story nationwide.

"In the Tri-Cities area there's just so much going on in that one very local landscape.  You've got the Columbia River, with all the history that it has.  You've got the Hanford site, with all the history that it has, and you've just got so many kind of wonderful things going on in one place, it was a good place to tell a lot of interconnected stories about one landscape," said Josh Wallaert, the movie's Co-Director.

The movie is going to be released on DVD.

A formal Tri-Cities premiere is set for sometime this fall.