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Optimism


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Draw down the sun. Dig up the gold.

The urge to relieve a winter valley of permanent shadow and find fortune in alluvial gravel are part of a long history of desire and extraction in the far Canadian north. Cancan dancers, curlers, ore smelters, former city officials and a curious cliff-side mirrored disc congregate to form a town portrait. Shot in location in Dawson City, Yukon Territory.

KEY CREDITS
Director, Producer, Screenplay, Camera, Edit, Sound Design: Deborah Stratman
Sound Recording: Steve Badgett, Deborah Stratman
Disc Sculpture: Steve Badgett, Deborah Stratman
Music: Charlie Chaplin

FEATURING
John Steins
Eldo Enns
Steve Badgett
Charles Stankievech
Simon Mason-Wood
Lance Blomgren

Production Format: Super 8

PREMIERES
Berlinale, Germany - February 2018 (International)
Punto de Vista, Pamploma - March 2018 (Spanish)
Art of the Real, NY, NY - April 2018 (US)
Cinéma du reel, Paris - April 2018 (French)

AWARDS
Best Short Film: Punto de Vista Int'l Documentary Film Festival, Pamplona, Spain
Jury Special Mention: Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia

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