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Sky Island

In Northern New Mexico a range of mountains rises up from the high desert, a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby. The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges -- an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. In "Sky Island," filmmaker John Grabowska profiles this enchanting landscape and our place within it, with climate change effects already dramatically altering the desert and alpine ecosystems. The film features narration by Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday and actress Meryl Streep.

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  • The volcanic Jemez mountains are isolated from all other ranges -- an island in the sky.

    02:08

  • There are places where the Earth concentrates its strength. The Jemez is one of them.

    01:36

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