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