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An Intimate Examination of Life as a Fire Lookout in Montana

The Lookout is a film from Brian Bolster that follows the solitary summers of Leif Haugen. Haugen is a lookout for the U.S. Forest Service in Northern Montana, where he patrols his section of wilderness for any sight of lightning strikes or fires from a small cabin on top of a mountain. Beyond this, the film dives into the both rudimentary and contemplative activities that accompany this job. This humble existence isn't for everyone, but if you have the ability to live slowly and reflectively, it may be a pretty special experience. Find more from Bolster on Vimeo and Twitter.

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