False Sun – a collaboration

Another collaboration with dancer/poet Megan Hollingsworth. Combining grief for Satao, the elephant, another casualty in man’s greed for power over, rather than collaboration with… power with.

FALSE SUN or SOS from Extinction Witness on Vimeo.

“Satao would have been just another poaching statistic, but for his tusks. When he died, he had possibly the largest tusks in the world.” – Mark Deeble / ‘Satao – the enigma’ May 2015
markdeeble.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/satao-the-enigma/

Opening verse, False Sun
and poem, Knock On My Door (2014)
written & voiced by Megan Hollingsworth / waildance.com
with end quote from Britt-Mari Näsström translation of ‘Torvisan in Freyja’

Song:
Only One of Us Here
Vocals: Clare Hedin, Teri Hitt, Corrine Champigny and Eddi Kenny
Shruti: Clare Hedin
recorded by Brian Hardin
soundcloud.com/clarehedin/only-one-of-us-here

Photos:
Abstract Field
©Tom Murphy / tmurphywild.com

Tuskers (except Satao)
©2015 Bruce Reynolds / wildworksphotography.com

Satao
© Mark Deeble & Victoria Stone / markdeeble.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/satao-a-legend-2/

Carcass Images from Ushirikiano (2011)
by Chris Jordan / chrisjordan.com/gallery/ushirikiano/#CF002265

Footage:
Freyja’s Waltz (2015)
performed by Megan Hollingsworth
camera, Thayne Ulschmid

directed and edited by Megan Hollingsworth
2016 ex·tinc·tion wit·ness all rights respected
extinctionwitness.org