Jason Livingston's "Ancient Sunshine" premieres at Sheffield DocFest 2021

Plains landscape with railroad tracks.

DMS PhD candidate Jason Livingston screens his latest film Ancient Sunshine at Sheffield DocFest 2021 (UK) June 4-21.

Screening Saturday, June 5, 2021

Jason Livingston, PhD candidate in Media Study, premieres his latest film Ancient Sunshine (2020, 19 min.) at the UK's prestigious Sheffield DocFest 2021, one of the world's leading film festivals devoted to nonfiction media arts. The festival takes place June 4 -21, 2021 in Sheffield and online.

Ancient Sunshine is featured as part of the "Rebellions" program which seeks to "illuminate cinema’s role in documenting – and tangibly contributing to – the myriad forms of resistance that continue to persist worldwide, pandemic or not." More info here:


"Ancient Sunshine traces a meandering path through coal extraction and climate activism in the American West, focusing on The Utah Sands Resistance, and setting interviews with its primary organisers against images of the industrialised landscape. Reflecting on anarchist organisation, labor history and cultural myth, the film proposes that we foster solidarity against the violence by which ‘earth’ becomes ‘resource’. 


Check out the trailer below:

Jason Livingston's trailer for "Ancient Sunshine"