Our Mother the Mountain (2019)

  • 2019
  • 40min
  • United States

This film is no longer available to rent on Selects.

European Premiere

In the remote mountains of Southwestern New Mexico that has long been a ranching country, only a handful of men still know the old cowboy ways. Our Mother the Mountain is a documentary poem told entirely in the voices of three old cowboys who eked out a hardscrabble existence in rough terrain. This is an elegy before they will disappear, a story of solitude, loss, and rugged beauty.


Tamar Lando


Tamar Lando





Bonus Content

14 mins
Our Mother the Mountain - Q&A

Join us in a pre-recorded Q&A with Our Mother the Mountain director Tamar Lando, moderated by Agnès Wildenstein, Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Associate Programmer.

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