Salvage is a feature-length documentary about the city dump in Yellowknife, Canada.
In Yellowknife, the remote capitol of the Northwest Territories, the town dump is the city’s most popular and notorious manmade attraction, mined by a colorful community of thrifty locals.
But the new city administration is determined to see it tamed, and the battle for Yellowknife’s identity is on.
|Director(s):||Amy C. Elliott|
|Production:||Elizabeth Donius, Mike Scholtz|
|Actors:||Walt Humphries, Bruce Underhay, Aymra Schreurs, Matthew Grogono, Al Shearing, Carl Clouter, Tony Whitford, Paul Flavo, Dwayne Wohlgemuth, Velma Sternberg, Diane Baldwin, Gordon Van Tighem, Dave Kellett, Beverly Moore, Henry Cruse, Dennis Kefalas|
|Our age recommendation:||16|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Screening rights:||Salvage Movie ()|
In Salvage, director Amy C. Elliott (Wicker Kittens) plunges knee-deep in refuse and emerges with a highly entertaining, informative, briskly paced and quite profound documentary about Yellowknife’s (sadly) fading favorite pastime. – Film Festival Today: by Christopher Llewellyn Reed
Elliott captures it all with humor and respect for her subjects. The townspeople don’t come off as inbred hillbillies, rather they make very intelligent arguments as to why this pastime is so important. When the city imposes an alternative way to scavenge on them, they have valid reasons that it doesn’t work. These are smart people who know the history of their town, have lived there their entire lives and only want to preserve something they believe ties them to the history of their city. – Film Threat: by Chuck Foster
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