‘Death of Place’ film at Heritage Center

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 10:53 PM

On Sunday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Anasazi Heritage Center near Dolores, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will present the documentary, “Death of Place,” by local filmmaker Larry Ruiz.

The film features authorities in the fields of archaeology and preservation including various native peoples, famed author Craig Childs, archaeologists Winston Hurst, Jonathan Till and Rich Friedman, and rock art expert Joe Pachak.

Come take a soul-stirring look at how sacred places in the Four Corners area of southwestern United States are in danger and must be preserved. The film shows how close the region is to losing this precious part of its ancient history by documenting perspectives on how “place” should be respected and protected for what it is: the living home to the American Indian ancestors.

In the film, the audience will be transported to Utah, where author Craig Childs expresses his deepest hope and love for the land. Navajo Historian Clyde Benally will be on hand to say a few words before the film begins.

For more information, call Bob Bernhart at (970) 739-6772.