Somerville Theatre - Screen 2 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 3:45 PM
Film Info
Category:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:East Coast Premiere
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amy C. Elliott
Additional Info


Expected to be in attendance: Director Amy C. Elliot and Editor Sabrina Zanella-Foresi in conversation with Miriam Wasser, Reporter from WBUR's Earthwhile

Yellowknife, the remote capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada, is home to one of the last and largest open dumps in North America, with a massive, unrestricted salvage area. Thrifty people from all walks of life go there to search for everything from tools to clothes, to home décor. Directed by Amy C. Elliott (WICKER KITTENS, IFFBoston 2014), SALVAGE follows a group of passionate salvagers over five years as the dump evolves and eventually succumbs to the inexorable efforts of city bureaucrats to subject it to sensible regulations and controls. But as the dump loses its central place in the town's civic and social life, the salvagers themselves become increasingly irrelevant. This loss has seismic implications for both this colorful community's residents and the identity of Yellowknife itself.