Cloudy Ridge Productions has created a documentary film series about archaeological preservation titled The Languages of the Landscape. The first vignette of this series takes an honest look at the prehistorical Ridges Basin a few miles southwest of Durango, Colorado that is now occupied by the human-made Lake Nighthorse.
Collaborating with Anna Sofaer, president of The Solstice Project, (www.solsticeproject.org), Cloudy Ridge productions teamed up with the Project last November to produce this short film about the Greater Chaco Landscape. Exploring how human-made ancient mega-features such as ancient roads and mounds along with large natural features such as twin buttes and alcoves that spread from New Mexico to Southeastern Utah, played vital rolls in oral histories of the ancients that are still told and lived by modern Indigenous peoples today .
The second piece in this series of Cloudy Ridge Productions’ Languages of Landscape series explores how ancient cultures may have looked at the concept of time relative with our narrow and linear concept of time based on the Gregorian calendar.
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