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2015 Film Festival

A Rock and a Hard Place

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th 2015

PROGRAM: 3:00 PM – 4:30PM – LABOR (PART II)

LOCATION: Colorado Convention Center, Room 107

3:00 PM A Rock and A Hard Place, dir. Cliff Caines (1 hr 18 mins, Canada, 2015), followed by Q&A with filmmaker moderated by Jenny Chio.

Trailer: http://arockandahardplace.ca/ (then click on trailer)

Synopsis: A Rock and a Hard Place is a portrait of Red Lake, a northern Canadian town that is built atop one of the world’s richest gold mines. Emerging slowly through striking visuals, the film examines the effects of a modern-day gold rush in the filmmaker’s hometown, including the possible development of an open-pit mine. As the film follows the industrial extraction of gold from 7000 feet underground to the surface, community voices reveal a town and lifestyle long dependent on a single resource.

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