Black Ram

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In Montana’s Yaak Valley, local activist, Rick Bass, and others struggle to create the world's first designated Climate Refuge, while simultaneously battling to protect the valley's headwaters from the clearcutting of the Kootenai National Forest's old-growth in the proposed Black Ram mega-project.

  • Director & Producers:

  • Kier Atherton and Rick Bass

  • Duration: 8min 46sec

  • Category: 2021 Selection

  • US

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Get a deeper understanding of the Black Ram megaproject in the Kootenai National Forest from a multitude of perspectives with musician Siri Saeteren and filmmakers Kier Atherton and Rick Bass. While protecting the Yaak Valley from the Black Ram Project is a priority of the film, audiences will also learn more about the aesthetic choices the filmmakers made to help the message rise above the fray. Moderated by IWFF Artistic Director, Carrie Richer.