2017 Dawson City Film Festival Film Fest program - Page 27

DOWN RIVER FIRST CUT Gareth Scales, UK/Canada, 10m, documentary Big chops, close cuts, fine lines and precision; a montage of what it means to cut. Snippets of interviews explore the trades with the blades. BARBARIAN PRESS Sarah Race, BC, 18m, documentary Barbarian Press is a short documentary that tells the story of Jan and Crispin Elsted, who for over 35 years have made fine art books by letterpress. The lives of Jan and Crispin Elsted are inarguably authentic — not because they read books, but because they produce them using techniques hundreds of years old. EVERYTHING TURNS Aaron Zehgers, Manitoba, 12m, experimental In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one’s life. EMMA Martin Edralin, Ontario, 13m, narrative 14-year-old Emma struggles to hide her alopecia, a condition of rapid, unpredictable hair loss. Fighting a futile battle against her changing appearance, her only hope is acceptance. 27