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
Available 4/17 - 5/15
Part of On Trees shorts block with Lichen, Under Review: Katahdin & My History of Trees
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.