Waking the Mammoth - A Documentary Film

In the fall of 2012, Bluff, Utah artist Joe Pachak and friends created a full-size mammoth made of local wood materials. They built this in order to not only commemorate a 12,000 plus year old petroglyph discovered by Joe Pachak himself, but to commemorate the people then and now with a conveyance of community and sustainability. Then on on the Winter Solstice of that same year, December 21, shortly after 8 p.m. flaming atlatl darts were shot at the wooden mammoth celebrating the burning of this amazing piece of art representing deep history, community, and sustainability...then and now.

Waking the Mammoth documents and honors the mammoths and ancient peoples that roamed North America tens of thousands of years ago. Initially, an in depth comparative look at climatic and animal extinction issues 13,000 years ago versus today is documented. As the film progresses, the viewers are asked how they can instill in their own children and peers “a sense of proportion and a sense of gravity of loss” not only for the endangered species on our planet but the sensitive climate that both seem at risk today.

A Film by
Larry Ruiz

Director of Photography
DavD Reverend

Featuring:
Craig Childs
Rich Friedman
Winston Hurst
Ray Kenny
Joe Pachak
Don Simonis
Scott Thybony
Jonathan Till

Music by:
NESS
Sacred Spirit
Jaquie Gipson
Robert Mirabal
Moby

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Waking the Mammoth - A Documentary Film

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