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Hanford Documentary Showing Planned in January

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Tri-Citians will finally get their chance to see "Arid Lands", the new documentary on the history of the Hanford site and Columbia Basin.

Producers are working with Carmike Cinema's on a weeklong run of the movie coming up in January.

The movie chronicles the history of the Hanford site, the people who once lived there and the history of the entire Columbia Basin.

This would be only the second time the award winning documentary has shown here.

Producers had one sold out showing in September, but that's the only chance people here have had to see the movie about their hometown.

"You know we get e-mails pretty much every day asking about you know when is the film gonna be shown in the tri-cities and we'd like to get it there so people get a chance to see it," said Film Co-Producer Josh Wallaert.

The movie has already won awards at several nationwide film festivals, but it's also drawn criticism from some who say it portrays the history of Hanford in a bad light.