History Live! Film Screening
Location: Student Union Ballroom, Fort Lewis College
Sponsored by the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society, the Center of Southwest Studies, and FLC's Anthropology Department
The film Overshoot and Collapse of the Ancient Four Corners, which premiered at the Durango Film Festival, will be presented on September 22, 2023 by the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society and the Fort Lewis College (FLC) Anthropology Department and Center of Southwest Studies as part of History Live! Durango, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the FLC Student Union Ballroom. The showing is free and open to the public.
The film, by the non-profit Cloudy Ridge Productions, addresses issues of sedentism, aggregation, depopulation, and climatic concerns of the pre-contact Indigenous peoples of the Four Corners region. It transports the viewer on a journey from the beginnings of sedentism to human overshoot in the ancient landscape. How did these ancient people live? What were their migration patterns? How did they affect the environment and climate? Are we presently experiencing similar patterns of hardship and violence that these ancient ones suffered?