Laska Jimsen’s (MFA ’07) new film, Beaver Creek Yard, is premiering opening night at Ann Arbor Film Festival on Tuesday, Mar 19th.
Beaver Creek Yard is about a place, a Christmas tree processing facility on Beaver Creek Road, and also about the human impulse to control, exploit, and profit from the natural world. -LJ
Laska Jimsen works across nonfiction forms from video documentary to handmade 16mm filmmaking and animation. The people, landscapes, plants, and animals that populate her work include delicate specimens of the genus Dahlia, the horses and riders who inhabit an urban Philadelphia stable, silent bow hunters hidden in a snowy Minnesota arboretum, and an Oregon pioneer who plays the trombone when not trapping coyotes. She is currently working on a video essay about deer and hunting in North America. Laska is Assistant Professor of Cinema & Media Studies at Carleton College.