Montana is a serialized drama about the staff and students at Lucas Academy, a remote, therapeutic boarding school in Flathead Lake. These kinds of programs go by many names: wilderness camps, emotional growth schools, “tough love” programs. Together, they make up a highly controversial, billion-dollar teen residential treatment industry - one with a dark history that has led to stories of both recovery and redemption, as well as abuses of power, government cover-ups, and a trail of dead teens.
Dagmar Dolby, Michael Schwartz, Nilou Safinya, Danelle Eliav, & Josefina Laban
Jennifer Mudge & Chris Henry Coffey