Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: Shorts Block 11

Tue Feb 20 2018, 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Taking Stock: Using his failed attempts at creating profitable stock footage, a filmmaker reflects on the absurd, mundane, and humorous side of being trapped inside your own head as an out-of-work, self-employed freelancer. (4 min)

Scrap: In the shadow of the global metal trade, a metal scrapper hunts the streets of Oakland searching for his day’s keep. (5 min)

Lincoln: A young man living in Havre, Montana unintentionally becomes a knife maker after the death of his brother. (5 min)

Flat Rocks: 79-year-old Louis Diabo battles against the construction of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway during the 1950s to save his farm and the Kahnawake Mohawk community. (10 min)

The Duck Blind: A man shares his secrets of duck hunting as we follow him through a long, demanding day. A peaceful reminder of the importance of patience and silence amidst our daily lives. (10 min)

Love Of Place: When an invasive species plant threatens to take over a beautiful desert river an obsessive park ranger sets out to kill it. (10 min)

Prosperity: Located in the mountains of Appalachia, Bluefield, West Virginia saw unprecedented growth during the coal boom of the early 20th Century. PROSPERITY follows a now dwindling population and the limited economic development that has left the city at a crossroads with the present decline of coal in the region. (15 min)

Person Of The Forest: In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors of wild orangutans. Photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryl Knott and young explorer Robert Suro shed new light on the similarities between ourselves and our ancient ancestors before it’s too late for our fellow fuzzy primates. (17 min)

Location: MCT 425 E. Broadway Missoula, MT