“From the roots, to the fruits – we are our ancestors”
Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling tells the story of a group of young Native performance poets. Led and founded by Timothy P. McLaughlin, the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Program has guided a team of Native youth in writing and performing their original and unique poetry for the past eight years. The film follows the core group as they graduate from the Santa Fe Indian School and continues with the team through their final performances and journey to the nation’s capital.
A documentary by Cordillera Productions coming Summer 2012.
In Washinton State there is a river that salmon once called home.
Return to Elwha is an interactive documentary that explores the largest dam removal in U.S. history. Through video, audio, and photography, meet conservationists, researchers, fishermen and more as a grand experiment in restoration unfolds. Will the salmon return and reclaim their home?
Follow the Journey at ReturnToElwha.com
Adjusting the Rhythm profiles four skiers who pursue turns despite being disabled. Through The Adaptive Ski Program, based at Ski Santa Fe in New Mexico, Amanda, Andy, Matt and Claire are relearning how to ski. Adjusting the Rhythm explores the liberation of skiing and, no matter the method, each skier’s love of the slopes.
The trailer for Adjusting the Rhythm - a ski, snowboard, bi-ski, slider, mono-ski, drop knee film about students of The Adaptive Ski Program.
San Diego is a nice place to winter. Sailing, grilling, surprise visits from Kiernan… We had such a blast coming to visit you!
Take care and be safe over there. Try not to get sand everywhere!
You’re the best!
The Selkirk Mountains of Southern British Columbia contain some of the highest vertical relief in North America. Luckily for those of us carrying real planks – one guy in the lift line asked us where we moored the boat – The Selkirks also pull down hundreds of inches out of the sky…
Where I live, in the sun-drenched High Desert of Northern New Mexico, we’ve reported 53 cumulative inches of precipitation this winter. I believe it snowed that much in the three days we ripped mile-high vertical on single runs in the land where water must have been born. Many thanks to the Colorado State University Outdoor Club, who kindly allowed me to tag along!
Lifesongs began in 2007 and is founded on the belief that art-making with people in times of transition has the power to inspire a sense of human dignity and create a strong experience of shared humanity.
A project of Littleglobe and The Santa Fe Opera Community Engagement Program, Lifesongs is an arts-in-community project facilitating the creation of original musical works by people in nursing homes and hospice care. Participants work with NM composers, musicians, visual artists, and writers to create new pieces to be performed by local musicians and choirs including Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera, Dolce Suono of the University of New Mexico; and Your Song, a threshold choir.
Lifesongs specializes in the capacity to meet people where they feel comfortable and seeks to provide a safe environment in which each person is truly witnessed. Each piece is created from an in-depth collaborative process in which participants are able to identify and express something of meaning in their lives. Most of the participants begin by stating they are not Òmusical.Ó Through gentle writing, drawing and craft exercises, emotional stimulation through music–midi keyboard, sonic computer programs, and acoustic instruments–facilitating artists are able to draw authentic, meaningful responses from the participant artists that, over time, take shape in musical pieces. Lifesongs have included songs of love, homages to family and friends, contemplations, and simple prayers for freedom and peace.
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3 brothers. 1400 miles. 5 rivers.
And only one speeding ticket? Follow the Jaacks boys as the traverse the spine of the Rockies in search of lunkers and good times.
Anglers today are traipsing across the globe in search of huge trout. Yet the United States holds some of the greatest trout waters in the world. Join Potamoi Media and anglers Devan Ence, Paul Nogueira and Jon Harp as they reexamine trout fishing in the United States. 30″ ‘bows on public water in the US? You’d better believe it.
NO PASSPORT REQUIRED screened at the 2009 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards.
One Day at a Time explores the practical meaning of sustainability. Shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the film follows two anglers, an avid bike rider and educator, and brewers at a local brewery. Photographed entirely on Canon DSLRs, One Day at a Time is a collaboration between Cordillera Productions and Niche Photographic Arts and was screened as part of the New Belgium 2010 Clips of Faith Film Tour.