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Treefort Day 1 Slideshow: Kootenai Declare War, Carbon, Too Much Music for a School Night

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- Documentarian Sonya Rosario discussed her film, Idaho's Forgotten War March 23 at Filmfort. -  - HARRISON BERRY
  • Harrison Berry
  • Documentarian Sonya Rosario discussed her film, Idaho's Forgotten War March 23 at Filmfort.
Treefort 2016 kicked off with a half-day March 23, but the festival, which features far more than music, got off to a strong start with packed Filmfort events and a lineup of killer bands. 

Launching Filmfort was Sonya Rosario's documentary, Idaho's Forgotten War, about the Kootenai tribe's 1970s bloodless "war" with the United States. At the time, the tribe faced extreme poverty in the Idaho panhandle and faced extinction. Rosario said it was "gut wrenching" making the film.

"We wanted people to know these people existed," she said.

Following, was a screening of short films Funnel, Christian Lybrook's must-see contemporary Idaho sci-fi thriller Carbon and Smoke.

It wasn't long before music started pouring from venues across downtown. Check out our slideshow for photos from some of our favorite acts (below).