This film is deeply emotive, the stirriing scenery supports a script about defining purpose, life in balance and deciding where to draw the line.
Both confronting and compelling, the film asserts a new perspective for the hunter – hopefully, one which will encourage a deeper connection with nature beyond the dominance we can and do impose upon its wildlife.
The hunt is a pursuit of balance, while searching for the unknown. The balance that death has struck with life, the one sustaining the other. Everything we eat was alive once. The farmer clears his field in autumn for new life in the spring, and there’s a rhythm to it all. One man in one place, doing just one thing at a time.
Mark Seacat’s son, West, was born 10 days before elk season. Husband. Father. Hunter. Where does he draw the line on how much to sacrifice?
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