An Altered State

Janet Dey, Dianne Lister


Montana, land of glaciers and rope-whirling cowboys, and the heart of conservative America, is unravelling. Homesteads and bone beds are being abandoned for big farming and big oil. Small towns wait for the frackers to arrive, and raising cattle is replaced by collecting land rent cheques. An Altered State starts a conversation about loss, beauty, fear, and shifts in values across Montana’s Great Divide, and along Route 2, in summer 2012.