The Taking

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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. (Alexandre O. Philippe, USA, 2021, 76 min.)

The Taking | Dekanalog U.S. Trailer