Holes in the Mountain is a poetry film by Kai Carlson-Wee, shot during a freight hopping trip with Kai and his brother from Oakland to Portland, summer 2014. Through video, photography, poetry, and music, the film creates an associative narrative structure that seeks to explore rural American landscapes, spiritual poverty, and the experience of traveling by freight.
Poem originally appeared in The Missouri Review, Spring 2014
Winner of the PBS New York Reel 13 Short of the Week Contest
Featured on Poetry Film, Daily Shorts Pick, Litseen
Written and Directed by Kai Carlson-Wee
Filmed by Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee
Photos by Kai Carlson-Wee
Music by Seth Thomas