The Battered Wife

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The Battered Wife 
Abuse, history, and heartbreak. A Battered Wife tells the story of Montana and its

tormented relationship with industrial mining. The essay “The Battered Wife,” published in

Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone, is part of a

community effort to stop Lucky Minerals from mining for gold in parts of Paradise Valley. The

film The Battered Wife is its visual adaptation on screen. Read aloud, the essay will come alive

through cinematography and sound. Juxtaposing images around Emigrant Peak and Snowbank

Campground—areas under threat—with the already heavily mined areas of Butte and Virginia

City, the film will visually tell the story of Montana’s relationship with industrial-scale mining.

The Battered Wife is a poetic take on the standard conservation documentary.

Personifying the land under threat of mining as a wife in an abusive relationship creates a

relatable and personable concept residents in the greater Yellowstone area can identify with.

Adapting this creative non-fiction essay for film will bring awareness to the current mining threat

in Paradise Valley, all the while stimulating interest in the preservation of public lands by

approaching the conservation documentary from a more artistic angle.

With compelling images and moving narration, The Battered Wife calls Montanan’s to

question the longevity of prosperity in an industrial mining community and the intentions of these

large corporations. The Battered Wife will illuminate the exploitation happening right in

Yellowstone’s backyard and inspire locals to become active participants in the fight for the

preservation of America’s wilderness.

*This is a student film made through MSU's Science and Natural History Film Program 
2017-03-31 22:44:28 GMT
2017-04-07 17:00:00 (GMT -07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) 
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Student or Non-for-profit student project
English - USA and Canada
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Young Adult Female AND Middle Age Female
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Script Details

But every few years, when the bruises have healed, and the happy memories have elbowed their way into the forefront again, mining shows up at our door again, with a fine linen suit and teeth shining, opening another tine box, revealing one more gem. And Montana cannot help but be charmed, and even tempted, hearing those lovely promises, and thinking to herself, "maybe this time it will be different." 
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