TAC International Film and Video Festival  






In the high deserts of southcentral New Mexico lies Three Rivers, an ancient Native American rock art site where over 10,000 petroglyphs (pecked and incised images) were created by the Jornada Mogollon people between A.D. 900 and 1400. Thirty-five miles away, on the White Sandia Missile Range, the world's first atomic bomb was detonated at the Trinity Site in 1945. The juxtaposition of these two sites points to the striking contrast between the two worlds which created them: one which reveres and lives in harmony with the natural world, and one which, in striving to control the forces of nature, has created a means for its destruction. This animated film explores these opposing forces and their relationship and effect on one another.


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Length: 9 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Producer: Karen Aqua
Karen Aqua


Festival Screenings and Awards:

Stuttgart International Animation Festival, 1998, Germany

Hiroshima International Animation Festival, 1998, Japan

Taos Talking Picture Festival, 1998, New Mexico

Mountainfilm, 1998, Telluride, Colorado

Denver International Film Festival, 1998, Denver, Colorado

American Indian Film Festival, 1998, San Francisco

Other American Film Festival, 1999, San Francisco, California

New York Animation Festival, 1999, New York, New York

Canyonlands Film and Video Festival, 1999, Utah

Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, 1999, Toronto, Ontario

Anima Mundi, 1999, Brazil

I Castelli Animati, 1999, Italy

United Nations Association Film Festival, 1999, California

International Exile Film Festival, 2001, Sweden

1st Prize: Humboldt International Film Festival, 1998, California

1st Prize, Animation: Marin County National Festival of Short Films, 1998, California

Film Editing Award: Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1998, Michigan

Best Animation: Utah Short Film & Video Festival, 1998, Utah

Jury Prize: Big Muddy Film Festival, 1998, Illinois

Director's Choice Award: Black Maria Film & Video Festival, 1998

Honorable Mention: New England Film & Video Festival, 1998

Best Environmental Film: Green Extreme Film Festival, 1998, Canada

Animation Award: Smoky Mountain/Nantahala Media Festival, 1999, North Carolina

Charles Samu Award: ASIFA-East Animation Awards,, 1999, New York, New York

Gold Certificate: Prix Leonardo, 1999, Italy

Best Director: Rhode Island International Film Festival, 1999, Rhode Island