“Wisconsin Rising”: This is what democracy looked like

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Memories fade. Less than 3 years later, thinking back on the Wisconsin protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s plans to strip public-sector employees of most of their barganing rights, I start to question my memory a little. Were the rallies really that big? Were they really that loud?

Yes and yes, and a new documentary, “Wisconsin Rising,” serves as a document to remind us of that. The hour-long film by Sam Mayfield has its Wisconsin premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $5-$10 at the door, and Mayfield will be there to talk about the film and answer questions.

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