Crawford Theater

  • Event Time 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
  • Event Start Date 02/09/2017
  • Event Location Crawford Theater

FILM – Death by a Thousand Cuts

On Thursday, February 9th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series will present the Montana premiere of the award-winning new documentary, Death by a Thousand Cuts.

In 2012, Melaneo Vargas, a Dominican park ranger in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, was found brutally murdered. At the time, he was believed to have been on patrol investigating an illegal charcoal production site run by Haitians coming across the border into protected Dominican forests. Death by a Thousand Cuts is a powerful investigation into both the circumstances of Melaneo’s death and the systematic eradication of the Dominican forests.

Delving deep into the broader causes and effects of the illegal charcoal trade, the film is a

powerful exposé, revealing a tangled web of desperation, maneuvering and corruption worthy of a crime novel, and the toll it takes on the people and landscape of both countries.

Tickets are available at Cactus Records, Movie Lovers, at the door and online at www.bozemandocseries.org. Tickets are $10, $8 for students.