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The Last Smallholder
This short documentary meditates on the last remaining farmer from a once thriving agricultural hillside in Yorkshire. With none of his three children wanting to take over the business, Carson Lee ruminates on his commitment to his working life during difficult times and the fast-changing landscape around him.
Daugthers of Emmonak
Big Sky Competition - World Premiere
Daugthers of Emmonak is a documentary film about a Yup’ik Eskimo woman, Lenora “Lynn” Hootch, working to bring an end to domestic abuse in her rural village of Emmonak, Alaska. In 1982, Lynn opened the Emmonak Women’s Shelter to provide a safe place for women and children from surrounding villages. Lynn has dedicated her life to reclaiming her people’s culture and traditional values as alcohol, drugs, and violence have torn through her community. Daughters of Emmonak brings these powerful stories to the fore, highlighting Lynn’s dream of a future where her grandchildren will walk the streets without fear.
Santa Cruz Del Islote
Short Competition - Montana Premiere
Santa Cruz del Islote is just three acres large. It’s also one of the world’s most densely populated islands. A fisherman and ten-year-old boy live peacefully within this Colombian community, but struggle with isolation.
Minim Competition - North American Premiere
Morag is nearly 86. She lives alone in a house at the end of a track looking out to sea on the Outer Hebrides. She was born in this house, life is simple and peaceful. This is a portrait of a woman as she contemplates the next chapter in her life; Morag shares her unique sense of independence, attitude to mortality and the connection she has to her wild, island home.
BLENDHER is a documentary film centered on Bettye Ann Freeman’s personal experience & struggle with Bipolar Disorder in her everyday life. Bettye Ann’s goal is to introduce the unseen normality that exists along with the negative side effects that accompany this disorder. With this film, Bettye Ann hopes to educate & take one step closer to breaking the stigma of Bipolar Disorder.