Free Screening of Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty’s “Empty Quarter,” 11.5

The MFAEDA will welcome filmmakers  Pam Minty and Alain LeTourneau on Monday, November 5th for a screening of their newest project, Empty Quarter.

Empty Quarter
Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.

MFA Carpentry Shop
1509 Campus Dr., Durham, North Carolina
Free and open to the public!

Empty Quarter is a documentary about southeast Oregon, an area populated by ranching and farming communities; the region is roughly one-third of Oregon’s landmass yet holds less than 2 percent of the state’s population. Shot in black-and-white 16mm film, Empty Quarter reflects on the character of the region through a series of stationary shots that record the open landscapes and activities of residents in a landscape rich with diversity—East Indian and Japanese families, ancestors of Basque sheep herders, Paiute tribes people, and Latinos are among those who have come to help work the land.  Clips of the film may be viewed here.

LeTourneau and Minty are Portland, Oregon–based filmmakers and preservationists engaged in efforts to sustain the 16mm format as a viable production and exhibition format. For additional information, visit or The filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions following the screening. Organized by Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program; cosponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image.

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