The Collective Quarterly's "Absaroka"
ABSAROKA, this slice of Montana is dominated by the Absaroka Mountains—a name that means “children of the large-beaked bird,” which is what the Hidatsa people used to call the Crow Indians who lived here in the Yellowstone River Valley. Throughout the past century the region has lent its name to a torpedoed US Navy steamer; a short-lived secession movement that would have seen parts of Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota become their own state in the 1930s; and now Issue 1 of the Collective Quarterly. This short for The Collective Quarterly, was recently chosen as a Vimeo "staff pick." Learn more about the magazine: collectivequarterly.com/issue-1/
Directed, Shot, Edit by Duncan Wolfe
Poem and Voiceover by Jon Levitt
Commissioned by The Collective Quarterly
Shot on location near Livingston, West Glacier, and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.