This is the story of the unique Utah town of Leeds, which celebrated its sesquicentennial this year. The film was produced by DSU film students and will open the Festival. Although small in size, the town of Leeds and its surroundings hold a
unique place in the history of the settlement of the American West. The film recounts the agricultural, mining, business and pioneer importance of the town. Three distinct geographical zones meet in the area, the Mojave Desert, the Great Basin and the beginning of the Rocky Mountain range. Because of that, Leeds has survived, in spite of hardship, and is now, surrounded by eight ghost towns that all disappeared. The film becomes part of the series DOCUTAH calls the High Desert Chronicles, a series of films that seek to expose the richness of the desert southwest and the unique people who live, work and develop its variety.
Eccles Main Stage Mon 7:00pm See Special Event for opening film
RC 3 Thu 8:30pm
Run time 1:30
Produced & Directed by: Phil Tuckett, Ben Braten and the Faculty, Staff & Students of DSU Films