Intermittent Motion > Documentary

The Land
Expired 16mm Film
Documentary Short

An abstract snapshot of creative life at the edge of the Sonoran Desert.

On the southern most border of Arizona's Cochise County, the Sonoran Desert provides a life of creative expression for those able to live in concert with its diverse plants, animals and people. A deep regional history reveals itself each year as the community gathers to share in fire and rebirth.

Shot on decades old expired 16mm film stock, the imperfect visual texture and meditative docent-like voiceover is complimented by a live, improvised instrumental soundtrack. The resulting exploration of sound and image exposes a life of beauty, freedom and powerful self-reflection.