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Bridgeport, January 17, 2008. A teenage girl is found hanged in her bedroom. Everything suggests suicide, but the autopsy report reveals further evidence.
Lou and Chantal are best friends whose plan to leave their isolated small town to move to the city are threatened when Chantal is assaulted by her possessive ex-boyfriend. The young women take revenge and the consequences threaten their chances of ever leaving. The more Lou fights to save her friendship and hold onto her dreams, the more she spins out of control.
Jamie works operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured animals, and rescues those he can. Jamie’s desire to break free from this world is thwarted by the very environment and circumstance he’s trying to escape.