In the Tules – A California Land(e)scape

In the Tules is a personal documentary film-in-progress focusing on contemporary Northern California and its changing landscapes. The film explores how the visual experience of paintings and landscape photography helped create an understanding of the way land has been seen and used in “The West” among White Americans, and following a path through contemporary California, unpacks how these vistas hide as much as they show us of the often violent forces that forged the region and continue at play. 

Tules (Schoenoplectus acutus) Coyote Hills, California, 2022