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The Breaks: Centuries of Struggle2017. USA. 63 min.
Director: Andrew Reed, Curtis Mullins
Six men – separated by two centuries – live lives marked with intrigue, hardship, and tragedy. From moonshiner shootouts and empire building, to railroad explosions and drowning victims, these individual lives would be forever changed by a common thread –the Breaks Canyon. The Breaks, often called the Wild West of the East, is one of only two interstate parks in the United State. Despite the establishment of the park’s status in the early 1950s, the Breaks continues to be under threat today from those seeking to exploit the canyon. Discussion with co-director Andrew Reed