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The Quiet Zone

This screening took place on
Monday, February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

A community of electrically sensitive people is fleeing to a remote mountainous region of West Virginia called the National Radio Quiet Zone. In the shadow of one of the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescopes, The Quiet Zone follows four characters as they adapt to life in this unique environment. This reflective documentary draws a subtle parallel between the telescope and the electro-sensitive community, reflecting growing concerns and ambivalence about the relentless permeation of communications technology. Dir. Elisa Gonzalez + Daniel Froidevaux, 2017, ON, 45 MIN
Director Elisa Gonzalez in attendance.

Screening with:
Ice Flow, DIR. CYNTHIA HUNTER, 2017, YT, 10 MIN
Ice Flow, by Dawson-based filmmaker Hunt, follows the cycle of fall freeze-up of the Klondie River in Dawson.
Director Cynthia Hunt in attendance.

Escape DIR. ANJALI NAYAR, 2018, BC, 8 MIN
JaBig, Montreal-based DJ, is on a quest to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. The last day of his ride across Canada is about to end at the Arctic Ocean near Tuktoyuktuk. The NWT portion of the camera work for this film was handled by Whitehorse cinematographers Marty O’Brien and Jassin Godard. Subject JaBig in attendance.

NUUCA DIR. MICHELLE LATIMER, 2017, ON, 12 MIN
In this evocative meditation, a disturbing link is made between the resource extraction industries’ exploitation of the land and violence inflicted on Indigenous women and girls. Or, as one young woman testifies, “Just as the land is being used, these women are being used.” - Danis Goulet, TIFF. In Hidatsa, English Director Michelle Latimer in attendance.

The Quiet Zone trailer from Daniel Marc Froidevaux on Vimeo.

 

  • Directed by Gonzalez+Froidevaux(TQZ), Hunt(Ice Flow), Nayar(Escape), Latimer(NUUCA)
  • 2017, ON/YT/BC
  • 75 minutes
    The Quiet Zone

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