Saturday, June 10, 2006

My friend Kyath Battie's very funny and very disturbing documentary film Fest is now up on Youtube in it's entirety.

Mountainfest, the largest outdoor country music festival in Canada, takes place in sunny Merritt, BC for 6 days every July– a spectacular event where people listen to the best of the best in country music & enjoy a multitude of fun, family activities.
Over the last thirteen years this festival has grown into more than just great music - it's an annual event where people come to meet others, see new things, hear new sounds and lasting friendships are cultivated.

Replace "family activities" with "gang rapes," and "lasting friendships" with "testosterone fueled violence" and you might be a little closer to imagining the reality of what goes on in Merritt over the course of the festival. It ain't pretty.