El Plomo

Video    2014    San Diego, CA + El Plomo, Mexico



The first migration in North America occurred 5 million years ago when ancient red volcanoes unzipped from mainland Mexico and rifted 250 miles north. Today, matching iron-rich geologic “phenotype” connects San Diego, CA population 1.5 million to El Plomo, MX population 3.

El Plomo is a video accounting a 4 day trip returning a rock from San Diego to it's homeland in El Plomo. 


Read Prodigal Sister, the accompanying graphic novel  



Video/Editing: Kate Clark

Sound/Composition: Samuel Dunscombe

Production Assistance: Carlos Ivan, Angie Jennings, Ren Ebel, Felix Sotelo Jaquez, Mario César Méndez Gálvez, Santiago Sotelo Jaquez, Silvia Elena Mazon Ruiz, Eloise Battle, Beth Holmberg, Aldo Guerra, Sherman Russell, and Donald Barrie