Several ranching and farming communities living against the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana are faced with the decision of what is to become of this unprotected public land. As the community battles with the idea of proposing more wilderness areas, heritage and tradition are seemingly defended on both sides. When the people begin to raise their voices, they come to find that what is feared most is change.
“You don’t know if you’re doing the right thing, but you’re doing what you believe in, so it’s probably the right thing.”
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Alexandria Bombach – Director, Producer
Thatcher Bean – Director of Photography
David Byars – Editor
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS
Living on the road since 2010, Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning filmmaker from Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2012 she directed and produced the Emmy-Award winning series MOVESHAKE that gave an honest look into the complicated lives of people who have set out to make a positive environmental or social impact. Her feature-length documentary FRAME BY FRAME had it’s world premiere at SXSW in 2015. The film follows the lives of four Afghan photojournalists who are facing the realities of building Afghanistan’s first free press. Focusing on character-driven stories evoking empathy rather than sympathy for the human condition, Alexandria’s work challenges the perceptions of cultures, issues and ideas that usually have limited or sensationalized coverage in mainstream media.
Audience Choice at the Port Townsend Film Festival
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COMMON GROUND is followed by two short films:
CITIZEN SCIENCE: BIO BLITZ – students and Nerds for Nature explore Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on a BioBlitz.
CITIZEN SCIENCE: RIVER OTTERS RETURN – River Otter Ecology Project executive director Megan Isadore and her team work tirelessly to research the return of the cute and charismatic river otter to Northern California.