This movie was created by remixing video footage, still images, and ambient sound recorded at the archaeological excavation of the Neolithic village of Çatalhöyük 1997-2007. The remixed media were set to the music of Chris Rosser and the Free Planet Radio trio, specifically his song "Archaeology" and, at the end, the song Dhijaz from the album "The Unraveling". The movie reflects on the fact that archaeologists may spend many years in a place digging a big hole that is ultimately filled in and becomes invisible. The project itself, like your hometown in the song, moves on and transforms when you leave, so that coming back is both sad and nostalgic and joyous all at the same time.
The movie was created for the 7-and-a-half film festival to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Society for American Archaeology and is 7 and a half minutes long.