BANFF – Alberta – Canada – A selection of award winners from the 2012 Festival, re-screened for your viewing pleasure. For film lovers this is a great way to spend the evening on their Banff National Park vacation in Banff, Alberta. Films featured include:
Special Jury Mention
(2011, New Zealand, 25‘)
Director/Producer: Rachael Patching, Roland Kahurangi
A zealous cast of disparate – and utterly charming – characters bound together by their love of outdoor curling, attempt to uphold the sport. But a changing climate in the highlands of New Zealand could mean that outdoor rinks may soon become a thing of the past. Trailer
Hell’s Miners of Potosi
Best Film – Mountain Environment
(2010, France, 52‘)
Director: Jean Queyrat
Producer: Manuel Catteau, Jean Queyrat, Jérôme Segur
Located in the Potosi Mountains of Bolivia, Cerro Rico is known as the highest and most dangerous silver mine in the world. Rumour has it that the mines have killed eight million men, either by accident or illness, over the past 500 years. Proud of his miner’s destiny, 22-year-old Eduardo, is ready to embrace the risky life of a Potosi worker, but also dreams of a better life with his girlfriend, far from his daily reality. A gripping story of fear and despair, we’re asked to consider a different view of mountain life, not one of the joys of ascent, but one where the horrors of burrowing down into the belly of a mountain come to light. Hell’s Miners of Potosi will send shivers down your spine but have you cheering for a young man’s dreams.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr
Margaret Greenham Theatre
$12 | Subscriber $10
** Date and venue change: This event was originally scheduled and advertised for March 16 in the Max Bell Auditorium.