In northern New Mexico, a range of mountains rises up from the high desert: a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby. The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges — an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. Sky Island profiles this enchanting landscape and our place within it.


Directed by John Grabowska. Narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday and acclaimed actress Meryl Streep. 


Sky Island - New Mexico's Jemez Mountains

2011 US 26 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Climate Change