About This Program
These three short documentaries illustrate the wild places, their gifts, and their mysteries. And sometimes we need to fight for them.
Documentary Short, Canada, 2018, 4 min, Color
Living in a city stripped of all color, blighted by conformity, it can be easy to forfeit freedom. Sometimes you just need to step amidst the trees and breathe the fresh air.
Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Adam Gualtieri returns to the Soo Film Festival this year for the third time. He has won two Audience Choice awards for his short documentaries: Best Documentary Short for A Place Like Home in 2015 and Runner-Up Student Documentary for Together is Home in 2016.
Julia Dordel, Guido Tölke
Audience Choice Award - Best Documentary Feature
Audience Choice Award - Best Foreign Documentary Feature
Documentary Short, Germany, 2016, 45 min, Color
Trees talk, know family ties, and care for their young? Is this too fantastic to be true?
Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker was urged to enter the film by a Newberry (Michigan) News columnist.
Standing Rock Take Me from the River
Audience Choice Award - Best Documentary Short
Documentary Short, United States, 2017, 29 min, Color
A Q&A session with the filmmakers follows the screening.
The Standing Rock Sioux struggle in North Dakota to protect their water and sacred sites based on the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 and 1868.
Great Lakes Connection: The film is about protecting our fresh water. The filmmaker is from Wisconsin.