Emergence Magazine

Counter Mapping

by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and perspective back to the land, countering Western notions of place and geography and challenging the arbitrary borders imposed on the Zuni world.

Director & Producer

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and composer. His award-winning films have been featured on PBS, National Geographic, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic, exhibited at the Smithsonian, and screened at festivals worldwide. He is the executive editor of Emergence Magazine.

Director & Producer

Adam Loften is a director, editor, cinematographer, and producer of short documentary films that highlight pressing social and environmental issues. His work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic, the Atlantic, and the New York Times.

Credits

Directed & Produced by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Editing & Cinematography by Adam Loften
Sound recording by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Original music by Matthew Atticus Berger

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