Film
DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

NO MANS LAND

Directed by David Byars
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 81 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE NO MANS LAND
In January 2016, armed protestors in Oregon occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to call attention to what they felt was an intrusion by the federal government into their right to make a living. In a larger sense, the “patriot community” introduced itself as disgruntled American citizens with grounds for airing their grievances against a federal government that didn’t have their best interests at heart. The federal government begged to differ.

David Byars’ No Man's Land offers a detailed account of the impasse, displaying unprecedented access to the protagonists of this incident, and culminating in a thrilling climax that resulted in the arrest and acquittal of occupation leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and left another man dead. The film presents an unbiased snapshot of a crisis that ultimately proved a foreshadowing of our current political climate, and what may turn out to be a blueprint of future domestic encounters between our government and civilians.

—Cara Cusumano
Documentary, First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
No Man's Land is David Byars directorial debut. He is currently working with Suzan Beraza as a producer and director of photography on her upcoming film, Massacre River.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Documentary Competition
  • Year:
    2017
  • Length:
    81 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Co-Producer:
    Jeffrey Seelbach
  • Editor:
    David Osit
  • Executive Producer:
    Thom Beers, Michael Bloom, Dan Cogan, Adam Pincus
  • Cast:
    Steve Grasty, Hal Herring, Jason Patrick, Linda Tirado, Dave Ward, Les Zaitz
  • Composer:
    David Osit
  • Music By:
    Low
  • Cinematographer:
    David Byars
  • Director:
    David Byars
  • Co-Executive Producer:
    Jenny Raskin
  • Producer:
    David Byars, Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, David Holbrooke, David Osit, Rachel Traub, Stash Wislocki

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  • US Sales Contact
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    Phone: 917 687 3111
    josh@submarine.com