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Documentary film 'No Man's Land' examines the 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover

Oct 19, 2017

Still from David Byars' documentary film "No Man's Land."
Credit Courtesy of 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

The Wheeler Opera House will screen the documentary film “No Man’s Land” this Thursday.

 

On Jan. 2, 2016, armed protesters seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The film shows the motivations behind the occupation and the affect it had on the surrounding community.

Ammon and Ryan Bundy led a group of antigovernment extremists in response to the prison sentences of two Oregon cattle ranchers convicted of federal land arson.

 

This is filmmaker David Byars directorial debut, funded by a Mountainfilm Commitment Grant.

Byars examines the events in Malheur as extremist groups continue to emerge across the United States.

 

The screening starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit wheeleroperahouse.com.