Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: Los Lecheros; The Native Tongue; The Quiet Zone

Sun Feb 18 2018, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Los Lecheros: The fates of undocumented immigrant workers and Wisconsin’s $43 billion dairy industry are closely intertwined – and both are grappling with their options for survival as fears of ICE raids and deportations under the Trump administration grow. (21 min)

The Native Tongue: The Blackfoot language had been passed down from elders and parents to their youth for generations. With the introduction of the residential school system, much of this heritage has been lost. As the survival of the Blackfoot language becomes threatened, THE NATIVE TONGUE examines the importance of both young and old involvement in preserving a culture and reviving a native tongue that once thrived throughout the Siksika reserve. (12 min)

The Quiet Zone: In a remote mountainous region of West Virginia a community of electro-sensitives lives in the shadow of a massive radio telescope. Sheltered from a barrage of cell phone signals and other wireless frequencies, the electro-sensitives struggle to heal themselves while reflecting the growing concerns regarding the permeation of communications technology. (45 min)

Location: The Elks 112 N. Pattee St. Missoula, MT