Only the Earth and the Mountains

ONLY THE EARTH AND THE MOUNTAINS

2020, video, 30 minutes

Only the Earth and the Mountains interrogates the narrative of settler colonialism in the American West by white pioneers and its implications to society today by examining the repercussions of the Sand Creek Massacre, in which more than 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho people were murdered by U.S. Cavalry troops on November 29, 1864. In speaking to the survivors’ descendants, it becomes clear that this event is a living, perpetual loss—one that should not be forgotten.

Screenings:

Tallgrass Film Festival, Wichita, Kansas, October 16-25, 2020
Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, November 19-22, 2020
Association on American Indian Affairs, November 29, 2020
Black Maria Film Festival, Hoboken, NJ, 2021
Santa Fe Film Festival, New Mexico, February 17-21, 2021
Ashland Independent Film Festival, Ashland, Oregon, April 15-29 & June 24-28, 2021
DOK Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, October 25-31, 2021