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.

Documentary Feature

2021 World Premiere Fantastic Fest

2021 International Premiere BFI London Film Festival

2023 Release by Dekanalog

Produced by

Exhibit A Pictures


Sensorshot and Milkhaus

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Written | Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe Produced by Kerry Deignan Roy
Executive Producer Felix Gill Co-Producers Robert Muratore for Exhibit A Pictures Cathy Trekloff for Milkhaus
Director of Photography Robert Muratore Edited by Dave Krahling
Original Music by Jon Hegel Sound Design by Phillip Lloyd Hegel    

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