A Rock and a Hard Place

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A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE is a formalist documentary portrait of Red Lake, a northern Canadian town that’s built atop one of the world’s richest gold mines. Emerging slowly through striking visuals, the film examines the rhythms and patterns 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 7000ft underground to the surface, community voices reveal a town and lifestyle long-dependent on a single resource. A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE is Cliff Caines’ first feature-length film.

Awards:
Honourable Mention, The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary, DOXA

Screenings:
2015 Bay Street Film Festival, Docs on Bay Series, Thunder Bay, ON, CA.
2015 Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, Denver, CO, USA.
2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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