Title:  High Chaparral
Category:  Short Documentary
Length:  9 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  David Freid
Year:  2016
Country:  Sweden, USA

Ashland Street Cinema - Sun 6:40 pm (4/9)
Varsity 3 - Mon 10:10 am (4/10)

Oregon Premiere

A theme park celebrating Americaís mythic Wild West in wintery Sweden becomes a welcoming, but temporary home for refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war. Subtitles

Directorís Statement: David Freid 

As a child of the 80s, with an impressionable head for headline news and charity infomercials, I grew up learning that the Amazon is in trouble, that Ethiopians are starving, that icebergs are melting, and that the Middle East conflict is constant and absolute. Iím older now, not much seems to have changed, and Iíve got a serious case of bad news fatigue. But there is some good too, and for a few hundred people looking for safety from war, it only takes a handful of Swedish/Lebanese/Syrian cowboys to do something meaningful.

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