Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: Shorts Block 15

Wed Feb 21 2018, 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM

The Aria Of Babyface...: Cauliflower Brown explores the craft, narrative, and potential meaning found in independent professional wrestling. THE ARIA OF BABYFACE CAULIFLOWER offers a complex portrait of the talent and thought that goes into what some consider to be a fake sport. (5 min)

The Last Tape: As Artiom prepares to fight for the Ukrainian army, Anatoly, his 88-year-old grandfather and war veteran, records their diminishing time together and questions his choice. (12 min)

Three Thousand: Diving into the National Film Board’s vast archive, Inuk artist, Asinnajaq, parses through a vast and complicated cinematic representation of Alaska Inuits, harvesting fleeting truths and representations via newsreels, propaganda, ethnographic docs, and works of Inuit filmmakers. Embedding historic footage into original animation, Asinnajaq conjures up a vision of hope and beautiful possibility. (14 min)

Keepers Of The Future: Following the civil war in El Salvador, a peasant movement puts down roots. Soon, these farmers and fishers discover new challenges: climate crisis and an extraction economy. On the surface, the life of these campesinos may resemble the past but in their solutions may lie the key to the future. (24 min)

The Last Honey Hunter: In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There, a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. (36 min)

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