Los Angeles Festival Premiere

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | United States | 16 MINUTES | English


Through the lens of a Native Tejon (Kitanemuk) family and professional archeologists alike, Unearthed explores tensions surrounding contemporary archeological practices taking place on their ancestral homelands.

The film examines the intersections of history, spirituality, colonialism, and contemporary archaeology through the experiences of archaeologists and Native Californians brought together by an excavation.


Directed by Colin Rosemont

Colin Rosemont is a writer and director with a BA in cultural anthropology from Reed College and an MA in environmental studies from the University of Oregon with an emphasis on visual arts and the environmental humanities. He is in production on a series of documentary short films, expanding upon collaborative work with professional archaeologists, Southern Californian Tribal members, and land conservationists alike. His ongoing work with the Tejon Tribe looks at the possibility and extent of collaborative, co-constitutive knowledge production of the past through the lens of an ongoing archeological excavation in the mountains of Southern California. This work is part of ongoing efforts to decolonize methodologies and re-inscribe social histories into the landscape.


Colin Rosemont


Devlin Gandy, Sandra Hernandez, David Robinson

Program Six


Monday, November 14

Screening: 7:00 to 8:00pm

Q&A With Filmmakers
Colin Rosemont

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


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