Leave No Trace
Will, (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water - SWIFF 2017) is educating his daughter outside of the public education system. It would be called homeschooling, but they don't live in a home.
They are survivalists, living off the land, moving camp regularly, in the vast natural state rainforests outside Portland, Oregon. Will is teaching his daughter Tom, played by newcomer, New Zealand's Thomasin McKenzie, how to survive in a world where he has seen so much suffering. She is ahead of the curve for her age.
When the father-daughter duo are forcibly pushed back into society, it's Will who has his survival skills tested, suffering from PTSD-induced claustrophobia that comes, for him, from urban living.
Set against the stunning backdrop of redwoods, pines, and cedar forests of North Western American, visionary director Debra Granik (Winter's Bone) offers a humane depiction of the bond between father and daughter, and the universal desire to live by your own rules.