Clearcut*

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Clearcut*

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 108 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Richard Bugajski; with Graham Greene, Ron Lea, Micheal Hogan, Rebecca Jenkins, Floyd Red Crow Westerman) A story of rage--a harrowing action-adventure set in the wilderness in which one man tortures another as punishment for his crimes against the environment. Graham Greene is Arthur, an imposing local tribesman who is outraged by the destruction of his land from the lumber mill owned by Bud Rickets. Into this wilderness steps Peter McGuire, a city lawyer, trying to protect native Indian land through the courts--until he meets Arthur. Enraged at the sight of his people's land being ruined, Arthur takes the law into his own hands, kidnapping Peter and Bud Rickets, forcing them both into an unrelenting northern trek. This terrifying journey compels Peter to confront his naive liberalism, and causes Arthur to become the ultimate victim. [R-rated] (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (American Indian Studies, Canadian Studies, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Forest Resources, Motion Pictures: Features)