A fascinating microcosm of a Canadian Wild West in the 21st century, beautifully captured by Jonny von Wallström.
In the wasteland along the Klondike Highway lies Keno City. First there was wilderness, then came the Gold Rush, in the 20th century the largest silver mine, in the 70s a hippie colony – and now? Here we find a god-forsaken retreat in a stunningly beautiful mountain landscape. During the gold rush days, thousands of men came here to seek their fortune. Today, 16 souls live in the old abandoned gold diggers’ den, divided into two camps around a pub and a bar in a lovingly renovated hotel. In fact, they disagree on most things – from which of the bars you should frequent to the environmental toxins from the mining industry. When the legendary hotel burns down, the smoldering hatred is fueled.
Tuesday March 7, 17.30-19.20, Victoria 4. Followed by QA with the director. Wednesday March 8, 13.30-15.00, Bio Aspen, Kafébio.
The film is also streamed on Draken Film for 48 hours on Thursday March 9 at 18.00