Michelle Bruch

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Filmmaker Bill Eigen showcases lives of Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte

Nicollet Island resident Bill Eigen has worked for three years to produce a documentary about folk music legend Pete Seeger, and that amount of time doesn’t include nearly two years he spent convincing Seeger to allow the film’s production.

“He never wanted anything like that,” Eigen said. Seeger told him he didn’t care if he produced a film after his death, but he wasn’t interested in the attention now.

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