Desert Mourning

is a short film about what is lost when landscapes change. Focused on the ongoing conflict over the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, this short documentary investigate how individuals from different communities neighboring the land grapple with boundaries, and lifestyles, in flux.

Through verité, character-driven scenes, Desert Mourning explores the stakes of the fight – economic, psychological, emotional – from the perspective of those with the most to lose.