About Empty Quarter

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Documentary, Experimental
Eschewing traditional forms of documentary cinema, Empty Quarter deploys a long-take style reminiscent of the works of James Benning and Sharon Lockhart to depict the politicized landscape of the sparsely populated “empty quarter” of Southeast Oregon. By presenting the audience with images and stories of the industries, laborers, landscapes, and social lives that make up this region, the filmmakers craft a surprisingly accessible and subtly political portrait that calls on audiences to develop their own ideas about the relationships of people to land and of labor to industry. (16mm presentation)

Directors Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty are scheduled to be present.

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