DARK SKY LAND is an under development Environmental Film Series and a Multipart Transdisciplinary Project about a 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 cosmologies.
New Mexico's Native Culture - Arts and Science Collaborations.
An interstellar archive of night sky ecology, human and wildlife preservation in an era of planetary catastrophes.
MARISELA La GRAVE
SKYLAND LAB MEDIA
FINANCING DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION
SPRING 2023 l Projected Start Date
TIMELINE 2023 | 2024 | 2025
FISCAL SPONSOR, NEW MEXICO FILM FOUNDATION
WEBSITE IMAGES COURTESY OF
SKY PI OBSERVATORY
SKYLAND LAB MEDIA
AMALIO MADUENO / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
CATHERINE DE MARIA WAREHOUSE 1-10 / ART SPACE
JOHN EVELAN / SKY PI OBSERVATORY
JEFFREY SERES / ARCHITECTURE
LANCE BENDIKSEN PRODUCTIONS
JOSEPH KARNES / SOMMER KARNES ASSOCIATES LLP
ANTOINE RIBAUT / EYE ON THE UNIVERSE OBSERVATORY
MICHAEL ROBINSON / STAR RANCHER OBSERVATORY
DEBRA SWERSKY / DSL PROJECT MANAGER
MAGDALENA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
JOHNW. BRIGGS ASTRONOMICAL LYCEUM
DARREL MOON / KILLER ROCKS OBSERVATORY
JAMES TOTORITIS OBSERVATORY
ANRIKA RUPP / SKYLIGHT LAND
ERIC TOOPS OPTICS LAB
ADRIANA SISO / PODCAST DESIGN
BILL STENGEL / PHOTOGRAPHY
COREY LEAVITT / AERIAL
TOM RAGAN / EDITOR
MAGNETIC LABORATORIUM - NM
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