Written on the Landscape: Mysteries Beyond Chaco Canyon (2024) illustrates new ground-breaking research in Anna Sofaer’s exploration of the Chaco Canyon world of magnificent architecture that flourished 1,000 years ago across 70,000 square miles of the American Southwest. The third film in the Chaco Canyon trilogy blends stories from indigenous and non-indigenous scholars to convey an ancient culture’s vital relevance to us today.

Film Participants & Advisors:

Richard Friedman, Archaeologist
Petuuche Gilbert, Acoma Pueblo, Educator and Activist
Adriel Heisey, Pilot, Aerial Cinematographer
Alonso Mendez, Archaeoastronomer, Artist of Maya heritage
Elena Ortiz, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, Educator
Paul Pino, Laguna Pueblo, Educator and Historian
Patricia Sandoval, Laguna Pueblo, retired Superintendent of Laguna Middle School, former Director of Planning and Evaluation at the SFIS
Phillip Tuwaletstiwa, Hopi, former Deputy Director of the National Geodetic Survey Robert Weiner, Archaeologist and PhD in Chaco Archaeology

Producer/director: Anna Sofaer, The Solstice Project
Editor: Christopher Beaver
Cinematographer: David Valentine
Running Time: 1 hr.
Film: Documentary
Language: English