23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory abounds in goldmines and lack of sunshine. This portrait of the town is an audiovisual collage on the search for the sun and gold, history, and the everyday realities of its inhabitants. The atmosphere of cold, snowy Canada infuses the film with a dark mood reminiscent of Twin Peaks.
Deborah Stratman (1967) is a film director and artist working in Chicago. She focuses on power relations in society and environmentalism. Optimism premiered at the Berlinale in 2018.
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