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The Taking

Summary A radical examination of Monument Valley’s representation in cinema and advertising, The Taking scrutinizes how a site located on sovereign Navajo land came to embody the fantasy of the “Old West,” replete with self-perpetuating falsehoods, and why it continues to hold mythic significance in the global psyche.

The Taking

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Summary A radical examination of Monument Valley’s representation in cinema and advertising, The Taking scrutinizes how a site located on sovereign Navajo land came to embody the fantasy of the “Old West,” replete with self-perpetuating falsehoods, and why it continues to hold mythic significance in the global psyche.

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Production Company Exhibit A Pictures, Milkhaus, Sensorshot Productions
Release Date May 5, 2023
Duration 1 h 16 m
Tagline A radical examination of Monument Valley's representation in cinema and advertising since John Ford's Stagecoach (1939), THE TAKING scrutinizes how a site located on sovereign Navajo land came to embody the fantasy of the "Old West," replete with self-perpetuating falsehoods, and why it continues to hold mythic significance in the global psyche.
Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1 Nomination
Denver International Film Festival
1 Nomination