A 3-minute version of Rosemont Ours: A Field Guide.
The Field Guide celebrates the plants and animals of the Santa Rita Mountains of Southern Arizona, and its nearby riparian areas, featuring movement meditations of over 20 species – from Coleman’s Coralroot Orchid to Filamentous Algae, Desert Tortoise to Jaguar – performed by trained modern dancers.
Rosemont Ours was born in response to the construction of Rosemont Mine, an open-pit copper mine proposed by a Canadian mining company. If build, the mine would impact over acres of land in Southern Arizona, including critical habitat for nearly a dozen species federally recognized as threatened or endangered as well as precious riparian areas and groundwater resources. By “replacing” plants and animals with human beings in reverential and playful ways, the film invites us to consider our role as both stewards and consumers of nature.
Visit http://www.RosemontOurs.com to learn more and watch the full version (20 minutes) as well as Behind the Scenery, interviews with the videomakers and dancers.