The

Quiet Force

A film by Hilary Byrne and Sophie Danison

What does it mean that the "backbone of our economy" is also the most invisible?

It's a question local filmmakers Hilary Byrne and Sophie Danison have been exploring for the past two years, and try to unpack in their new film "The Quiet Force." The film premieres this Friday, November 16 at the Center for the Arts (get your tickets here).

"The Quiet Force" is about a lot of things: It's mostly about immigration. It's also about skiing, integration, and community. Immigrants, Byrne and Danison argue, are the backbone of ski-town economy. But culturally, socially, and politically—they are still largely invisible. They are a "quiet" force.

It's mostly about immigration. It's also about skiing, integration, and community. Immigrants, Byrne and Danison argue, are the backbone of ski-town economy. But culturally, socially, and politically—they are still largely invisible. They are a "quiet" force.

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Words & Interview by:

Shannon Sollitt

Jackson Hole community member, reporter @ Buckrail.

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