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The Pit

Available On Demand, throughout the Festival


Very occasional English dialogue, not subtitled.


Available as part of our Experimental Shorts package.


Filmmaker Jona Gerlach takes us on a journey to a former copper mine in Butte, Montana: the Berkeley Pit. Bear witness to what mining (and its waste) can do in film, literally, as Gerlach has crafted a unique experience presenting hand-manipulated original and found footage using the same contaminants that were found in the water of the pit.


The Pit serves as a stark reminder of the impacts of mining, while also providing a distorted portal to the past. Juxtaposing then with now, the film offers striking context for our future.


"a strong conceptual and visual piece" | Josh B. Mabe, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival


Awards | Best Experimental Film - SEFF Binghamton

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    USA
  • Premiere
    N/A
  • Director
    Jona Gerlach