Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon
USA | 2006 | 72 min
In the rural Oregon logging town of Philomath, every high school graduate has their college tuition paid thanks to the generosity of local lumber baron Rex Clemens. But when a new schools Superintendent arrives from Chicago, the administrators of the scholarship become concerned over the increasingly "liberal" direction of the schools. The conflict between the old-time loggers and the "urban immigrants" escalates dramatically, and the scholarship administrators deliver an ultimatum: either the superintendent leaves, or the scholarship is withdrawn, leaving the town’s children without money for college.
DIR Peter Richardson
CAST Dr. Terry Kneisler, Steve Lowther
Won, 2006 Sarasota Film Festival – Best Documentary