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Eagle Boy w/ Forest on Fire

  • McConnell Auditorium, CWU 405 East University Way Ellensburg, WA, 98926 United States (map)

Eagle Boy Eagle Boy is a 2018 documentary film that follows a team competing in the Suicide Race, an infamous horse race that sends horses and their jockeys down a precariously steep hill and across the Okanogan River on the Colville Reservation in northern Washington State. The meditative pace of the film looks beyond the race’s spectacle to reveal the timeless relationships of a community bonded in tradition. Runtime: 59 min.

Forest on Fire The Eagle Creek fire ravaged the Columbia River Gorge, causing communities to evacuate, and stranding 150 day-hikers who dramatically hike nearly 20 miles to safety. The fire was set by a 15-year-old boy who threw a lit firework into a dry ravine on the Eagle Creek Trail. This film includes accounts from an eyewitness who saw the boy start the fire, the stranded hikers, and people from the communities that persevered and took care of each other. Runtime: 30 min.

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