Interview with Filmmaker Clark Ferguson (SHADOW OF A GIANT)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Clark Ferguson’s short film SHADOW OF A GIANT was the winner of Best Picture at the May 2016 Documentary Short Film Festival. 

Interview with Clark Ferguson:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

I was accepted into the Yellowknife International Film Festival for a short fiction film that I had shown there in 2012. When I google image searched ‘Yellowknife’, a drawing of the proposed ‘frozen block method’ was the first image viewable. I read up on the history of Giant Mine and the environmental situation occurring there. I felt a project specific to Giant would be too large, too difficult, and too sensitive – partly due to an infamous labour dispute with multiple murders and partly due to the involvement of the federal government in the remediation of the mine. So I pitched a project that would allow for travel throughout the territory and create smaller works…

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