The third in a seris of one-shot films, called Interpretive Sites, directed by Adam Sekuler and choreographed by Mary Margaret Moore, these works explore abandoned locations using dance as an interpretive tool to elicit a sites history.Uranium ore was blasted out of the Spokane Reservation’s arid hillsides and sold to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. The truckloads of radioactive material that rumbled daily through the reservation helped build the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal in the 1950’s. The mines closed 30 years ago, but they’ve left a complex legacy of pride, patriotism and radioactive pollution on the 157,000-acre reservation west of Spokane.
What We Need & What You GetThe trip to Spokane for a group of filmmakers and performers will require a van, several hotel rooms, gas and food. Additionally, we're shooting the work on 16mm, a material itself in danger of disappearing. This involves film stock and processing fees. All parties involved are working on the project for free in order to keep the costs down.
For your contributions here's a list of some possible perks:
- A lunch with filmmaker Adam Sekuler and Choreohgrapher Mary Margaret Moore.
- A private screening of the film upon completion
This film will appear as a stand alone short, but will also make appearances as part of the compendium of Interpretive Sites. These films are made with a hell of a lot of passion, but require some hard expenses which we typically pay out of pocket. These aren't the kinds of films that make money so we hardly ever see anything back. Your help would be hugely effective in defraying these costs. We greatly appreciate your help and are looking forward to making and sharing our vision with you soon!