At the core of Redoubt is the story that unfolds in the film. It follows Diana (Anette Wachter, a long-range champion shooter), the Roman goddess of hunting and nature, and her companions (Eleanor Bauer, who is also the film’s choreographer, and Laura Stokes) on a wolf hunt through the snowy mountains of Idaho. Over the course of seven days and nights, as the trio track their prey and dance through the wilderness, they are followed by a state land manager (Matthew Barney), who documents their movements in engravings on copper plates. Each evening, he returns to a small trailer by a river, where his partner (K.J. Holmes) washes the plates in electric baths.