What does it take to pass down a family sheep ranching operation today? What roles do generational relationships and sentiment play in that decision making process? This short explores these questions across three generations actively involved in the ranch across the spring lambing season and introduces visions of this ranches future within the family.

Ranch access is a series of short films that explores life in a sheep ranching community in central montana through community based digital stories through observational and participant means . In doing so we hope to offer perspective from this rural place , exploring pressing global issues that are playing out on the ground in the American West today.

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Special thanks to the Halverson family for their incredible support in the creation of this short.

Direction/Sound Christopher J. Carter

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