A former mining town in remote northwest British Columbia, Anyox is now marked by mountainous slag piles accumulated as a byproduct of the early 20th century copper smelting process. ANYOX tracks the daily work of the town’s two sole residents, who organize and salvage value out of this seemingly endless mass of industrial waste. Concurrently, the film unfolds a complex labour history and reveals the vestiges of immense environmental degradation produced by the company town model. Combining an inquiry into the archival record, along with large format cinematography of the contemporary landscape, ANYOX interlaces past and present.
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