Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon

USA | 2006 | 72 min

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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and the scholarship administrators deliver an ultimatum: either the superintendent leaves, or the scholarship is withdrawn, leaving the town’s children without money for college.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

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  • Won, 2006 Sarasota Film Festival – Best Documentary