A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
2015 | 78 min. | Dir. Cliff Caines
A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE is a portrait of Red Lake, a northern Canadian town that’s built atop one of the world’s richest gold mines. 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. Following the industrial extraction of gold from 7000ft underground to the surface, community voices reveal a town and lifestyle long-dependent on a single resource.
Honourable Mention, The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary, DOXA
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.