After a great screening and a warm reception at the Banff Centre on October 30th, Mi Chacra was awarded the festival’s Grand Prize at last night’s awards ceremony.
An excerpt from the festival’s press release:
“This story is beautifully told,” says Film Festival jury member Eric Valli. “The filmmaker has a deep understanding of his subject, and it puts mountain life under a microscope.” For jury member Jacqueline Florine, Mi Chacra gave her a sense of what it truly means to live in the mountains. “Adventurers, mountaineers, outdoor athletes, we’re really just joyriders out there,” she says. “This film showed us someone who ekes out a living at elevation.”