A documentary chronicling Minnesota adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman during their yearlong odyssey of living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will screen Friday in St. Paul.

The Freemans concluded their experience in late September and have since been on a speaking and film tour of sorts. The Freemans traveled and camped in the BWCA to shed light on the beauty and vitality of the federal wilderness area in the face of proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on its border.

"People have been very supportive, and we have been getting a lot of great feedback about 'Bear Witness' and A Year in the Wilderness as a whole. We are really excited to screen the film in the Twin Cities," said Dave Freeman via Facebook.

"Bear Witness" shows at 7 p.m. at Patagonia, 1648 Grand Av., in St. Paul. There are no tickets for the documentary. There are 50 seats and 150 standing spots, according to Save the Boundary Waters. The documentary also will screen Nov. 17 at the University of Minnesota.

More information online at savetheboundarywaters.org.

Bob Timmons