Casey's Winter Documentary Film Picks (2)
Time & Location
About the Event
The Upper Jay Art Center has hosted a documentary film series for the past three years. Films are selected to be show on Wednesdays in January; some of our coldest and darkest nights. The series has been curated to fall into a loose category of ‘ethnographic’ which we define, simply, as films that examine social life and cultural habits. These documentary film series have attracted audiences of about 30 attendees per film and have received excellent reviews. Attendees have remarked that they are eager to see films otherwise not shown in our area, are glad for a chance to socialize mid-week on a winter’s eve, and that the films have stuck with them as a window into a world outside of our little mountain hamlet. We are pleased to offer programming to our year-round local population and have seen attendance grow each consecutive year.
Directed by Mattieu Rytz 2018
“The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati citizens are already seeking safe harbor overseas.”
To be shown on Jan 15th 2020