August 27, 2017 — Saint George, UT — With unfettered access, Director David Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protesters occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge led by Ammon Bundy and Federal authorities. Now the DSU DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival presents No Man's Land
. This remarkable film allows audiences to see the standoff and how it developed from the inside for the first time. After the leaders of this occupation put out a call to arms via social media, the Malheur occupiers quickly bolstered their numbers with right-wing militia and protesters setting the stage for a tragic conclusion. During the 41-day siege, the filmmakers were granted remarkable access to the inner workings of the insurrection as the occupiers went about the daily business of engaging in an armed occupation. No Man's Land documents the occupation from inception to its dramatic demise and tells the story of those on the inside of this movement - the ideologues, the disenfranchised, and the dangerously quixotic, attempting to uncover what draws Americans to the edge of revolution. DOCUTAH runs from September 4 through 9
on the Campus of Dixie State University.