Iris Prize Shorts 2015

In the Hollow

Iris Prize Shorts Programme 6
In May 1988, girlfriends Claudia and Rebecca were attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail. In the Hollow tells the story of the shooting, Rebecca’s death, and Claudia’s transformation into an advocate for hate crime legislation.

DIRECTOR: Austin Bunn
USA, 15min

Iris Prize Shorts Programme 6

In May 1988, girlfriends Claudia Brenner and Rebecca Wight were attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail by a ‘mountain man’ named Stephen Roy Carr.

Combining documentary and narrative material, In the Hollow tells the story of the shooting, Wight’s death and Brenner’s desperate survival (and later transformation into an advocate for hate crime legislation in the U.S.) as she returns to the trail for the first time since the shooting.