The Local Culture Project began as a dialogue amongst a small group of women artists (Emily Stone, Tracy Broyles, Mizu Desierto and Kestrel Gates) inspired to more fully integrate our creative lives into our daily living. As a kind of experimental score, we decided to spend a year together, taking our movement practice out of the studio and into the natural environments from which we eat and live---exploring our ideas around localization from an embodied perspective.

WRITER & DIRECTOR
Mizu Desierto

PRODUCERS
John marc Schaelling
Mizu Desierto
MJM Productions

DIRECTOR OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kevin Balmer
Diggable Monkey Productions

MUSIC SUPERVISOR
John marc Schaelling

FEATURING
Tracy Broyles, Kestrel Gates, Emily Stone, Mizu Desierto, Delisa Myles, Diego Piñón, Hiroko Tamano, Koichi Tamano, Laurence Kominz, Haruko Nishimura, Andrew Millison, Nala Walla

WITH
Meghann Rose, Yulia Arakelyan, Erik Ferguson, Kat MacMillan, Scott Belleri, Rosalie Roberts, John marc Schaelling, Athena, Eleanor, Xan, Quetzal, Amy Wolfberg, Joshua Talbert, Channing, Hollis, Rio, Eliana, Rebecca Harrison, Maya, John & Ruth Waddell, Luku, Sara Fay Goldman, Emma Banks, Eric Hull, Harrison Holtzman-Knott, Jenny Ampersand, Narayani Matson, Beth Bounds, Toshimi Kominz, Adam Josephs, Richard Decker, L’aura Oriol, Lillian Rossetti, David Krom, Mary Rose, Ed Alletto, Beth Giansiracusa, Viola Rose, Kathy Coleman, Yukio Waguri, Vangeline, Bob Webb, Yukio Suzuki, Nathan Montgomery, Azumi Oe, Keyon Gaskin, Nathan H.G., Sheri Brown, Christopher Mankowski, Amelia Burns, Trina Michelle, Sara Hart, Ronnie Baker, Kevin Cochran, Johanna Wearsch, Keeth Monta Apgar, Montana, Breanna Rogers, Jenn Brenner

MUSIC
Jean-Paul Jenkins, Scott Belleri, Meghann Rose, Matmos & So Percussion, Bach, Compositor Confundido, Kitaro, Ronny Wood & Ronny Lane, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Ella Jenkins

CAMERA
Kevin Balmer, Ian Lucero, Dale Fowler,
Matty V Hartless, Mizu Desierto, John marc Schaelling

PHOTOGRAPHY
Minh Pham, Megan Kathleen McIsaac, Delisa Myles, Mizu Desierto, John marc Schaelling, Kat MacMillan

EDITORS
Mizu Desierto and Kevin Balmer

SOUND EDITOR & MIX
Chet Lyster

WITD INTERN
Amy Wolfberg

WITH GRATITUDE TO
Laurence Kominz, George Thorn, Helen Daltoso, Ingrid Carlson, Boulder Butoh Festival, Wealth Underground, Nike, Joshua Kohl & Degenerate Art Ensemble, Liz Faller, Jonathan Wright, John & Jeris Ferguson, Anne Adams & Portland Monthly

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