DARK SKY LAND is a documentary Film Series about an Environmental Night Sky conservation movement with the same title. It takes place in a landscape of natural darkness, with an insightful look at the hidden impact of light pollution’s existential threat to astronomy, human health, New Mexico cultural heritage, the environment, and wildlife. A story about a time on earth when looking deeper into the cosmic past seems purposely interrupted by light pollution. Dark Sky Land is in one of the darkest regions in the Northern hemisphere, it is a breathtaking and intriguing voyage into the cosmos and the natural world. The proximity to the center of an ancient Astro-archeological world, Chaco Canyon, is an inspiration to engage disparate New Mexico communities, such as Navajo, Apache, Ancestral Pueblo, Zuni peoples's cosmologies and homeland.
An interstellar archive of night sky ecology, human and wildlife preservation in an era of planetary catastrophes.
MARISELA La GRAVE
SKYLAND LAB INC
FINANCING DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION
SPRING 2023 l Projected Start Date
TIMELINE 2023 | 2024 | 2025
FISCAL SPONSOR, NEW MEXICO FILM FOUNDATION
IMAGES COURTESY OF
SKY PI OBSERVATORY
SKY PI OBSERVATORY
M. LA GRAVE / SKYLAND LAB
STAR RANCHER OBSERVATORY
JAMES TOTORITIS OBSERVATORY
WAREHOUSE 1-10 / ART SPACE
MAGDALENA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
ANRIKA RUPP / SKYLIGHT LAND
ADRIANA SISO / PODCAST PRODUCER - DESIGN
EYE ON THE UNIVERSE OBSERVATORY
DARREL MOON / KILLER ROCKS OBSERVATORY
MAGDALENA ASTRONOMICAL LYCEUM
DEBRA SWERSKY / DSL PROJECT MANAGER
JEFFREY SERES / ARCHITECTURE
JOSEPH KARNES / LAND LAW
BILL STENGEL / PHOTOGRAPHY
COREY LEAVITT / AERIAL
TOM REGAN / FILM EDITOR
DARKSKY NEW MEXICO CHAPTER
DARK SKY LAND mission is to secure a 100-mile stretch of Dark Sky and a Dark Sky International Sanctuary denomination by 2025.
Dark Sky Land is the title of a night sky environmental movement that includes a documentary film series and community-based engagement and advocacy projects.
Dark Sky Land activates the space between disparate communities through environmental media strategies that bring night sky preservation awareness to a local, national, and international level.
DarkSky New Mexico
New Mexico, United States
For questions related to partnership, financing or donations, please contact TERRY FUTSCHIK, Director, New Mexico Film Foundation Telephone Number: 281-910-0214