A geoantiquity is a rare geologic landform, and like other antiquities, well worth preserving. But as this short film shows, many of these valuable geologic features are not yet protected in parks.  Set in the Great Salt Lake area of Utah, the film explores how local geologists developed the geoantiquity concept and have been remarkably effective at keeping development of several geoantiquities at bay.


The geologists' efforts are placed within the broader global movement to establish geoparks, with examples of successful geoparks in Greece and Ireland. The potential of using this revolutionary new land preservation concept in the United States is vast, and several potential geoparks in the western US are also explored.


Length: 14 minutes.  Funded by the National Science Foundation.  Released 2006.

Credits:

Credits:
Narrated by Dickie Magidoff

Written and directed by Diane LaMacchia

Cinematography and music by Doug Prose

Produced by Diane LaMacchia and Doug Prose

GEOANTIQUITY

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