In 1995 John Liu began documenting the Loess Plateau in China, a landscape ruined by poor agriculture practices. Over decades he documented its return to vibrant life, and filmed many other restoration projects worldwide.
The name of Pamela Tanner Boll‘s new film, To Which We Belong, comes from the great naturalist and conservationist Aldo Leopold, who understood the interconnection among all living beings, and the need to treat land with respect––and a deep sense of belonging.
Sanjay Rawal ‘s new film, Gather, explores how Native Americans across the U.S. are rediscovering their food traditions–and building on them in the context of present-day realities.
Romantic love was long considered an illness — with some bizarre and harrowing treatments
In 18th-century England, viruses and bacteria were not understood — but the idea of contagion was part of the social fabric. We talk to Annika Mann, an ASU scholar of 18th-century and Romantic-era British literature and culture.
Photographer Michael Berman‘s black and white photographs tell the story of life and land on the border, and his essays reveal what happens behind the camera.
Joan Myers‘ new book of photographs, Where the Buffalo Roamed: Images of the New West, explores the decaying icons, strange cultural juxtapositions, and the myths that underly our sense of place in the American West.
That’s the name of Mona Malec’s one-woman show, a story about having a transgender child in a world where acceptance and understanding are hard won. We talk to Mona and director Rod Harrison.
The P’urhépecha people were once part of a major empire, contemporaneous with the Aztecs. Their rituals and beliefs have survived to the present day, and have been documented by two Santa Fe filmmakers.
We talk to producers, directors, and actors in this year’s festival, with themes that include Native American adoption, a Louisiana faith healer, the Standing Rock protests, and a housewife and mother going over the edge.