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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 82 mins
Country of Origin:
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2017
Available in French: No

NO MAN'S LAND gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protestors occupying Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities. What began as a protest to condemn the sentencing of two ranchers quickly morphed into a catchall for those eager to register their militant antipathy toward the federal government. During the 41-day siege, director David Byars was granted remarkable access to the inner workings of the insurrection as the protestors went about the daily business of engaging in an armed occupation.
NO MAN'S LAND documents the occupation from inception to its dramatic demise and tells the story of those on the inside of this movement - the ideologues, the disenfranchised, and the dangerously quixotic, attempting to uncover what draws Americans to the edge of revolution. 
DVD Features
DVD includes closed captions, optional subtitles in English and chapters.
"Excellent. An engaging and balanced account of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation of 2017. While leaving no doubt that the occupiers acted illegally, the film gives fair voice to the frustrations of the Bundy brothers and their many silent supporters. In documenting the tragic consequences of uncompromising division over a seemingly isolated public policy issue, the film provides a cautionary lesson for everyone in our divided nation."
- James Huffman, Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, Lewis and Clark Law School
“No Man's Land provides an in-depth and even-handed portrait of the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge...It does an excellent job capturing the current mood and underlying sense of dispossession and victimization that pervades far-right extremism in the United States. This provides an important resource for use in a number of college-level courses that address issues such as social movements, extremism, and contemporary politics."
- Dr. Peter Simi, Associate Professor of Sociology,
Director, Earl Babbie Research Center, Chapman University 

Big Sky Award, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Jury Award, Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Special Jury Prize, Crested Butte Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature, Port Townsend Film Festival
Grand Jury Selection, Best Documentary, Gasparilla International Film Festival
Finalist, Best Documentary Feature, Denver Film Festival
Screened at:
Nationwide Broadcast on PBS's "Independent Lens"
Tribeca Film Festival
Camden International Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival
Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
DOXA Documentary Film Festival 
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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