Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sam Amidon: "Saro"

This episode comes courtesy of Jeremy Blatter, a member of the Landscape Posse, former intern at the Prelinger Archive, and graduate student in the History of Science department at Harvard. Landsploitation is proud to present "Saro," a vernacular film tribute to westward migration, set to music by Sam Amidon. In "Saro," love for the woman left behind in the old world blends with nostalgia for a remembered landscape from home, both starkly contrasted against the changing, harsh reality of the American West.