Partridge Creek Petroglyphs
In the late 1990's I had the pleasure to travel throughout the American Southwest with my good friend and colleague, Robin Scott Bicknell. Robin is an archaeologist, photographer and author of three books: Images from the Past: A Self-Guided Tour of Petroglyphs and Pictographs of the American Southwest, Arizona's Rock Art: Guide to Rock Art Sites and The Dream Travelers.
Robin has taken me to various petroglyph and pictograph sites in California, Arizona and New Mexico where I video taped these sacred and historically significant Native American sites. This video is a trailer to a series I am currently working on. More to come...
Sacred Run The Longest Run III
"2000 years ago, 5000 years ago... runners were running across this country. Running across Europe, Africa, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China... and today, even we communicate a little differently these days by faxes, telephones and computers, we're still advocating that the messages still be in the oldest way... by runners."
-Dennis Banks, founder
On March 11, 1996 a select group of runners from the United States, Russia, Japan, Poland and Australia embarked on a 2,600 mile run from Huntington Beach, California to Atlanta, Georgia. This was Sacred Run, The Longest Run III founded by AIM co-founder Dennis Banks. The runners ran 30 miles a day from city to town through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia. This video is the opening trailer to a feature documentary produced by the Aveda Corporation, The Sacred Run Foundation and directed, shot and edited by Erik Gandolfi. Music from Jon Anderson's solo album 'Toltec' and from Narada Michael Walden.
My American Soul Under Attack
I edited this documentary, My American Soul Under Attack, produced and directed by Purvee Christie Johal.(Christie Films, LLC) I truly enjoyed working with Christie because of her honest and insightful examination of the backlash against those that resembled the perpetrators responsible for the devastating attacks on 9/11.
Water and Power
My father, Al Gandolfi, grew up in Santa Cruz, California. A first generation Italian-American, he worked on his father's produce farm until he was 17 years old. In his early 20's he was a logger and cat skinner when he met my Mother, Daisy, in 1952. He left the logging trade and began a long and prolific career in the construction industry. Al and Daisy had three sons, Mark, Kirk and Erik Gandolfi.
This video is a tribute to his life and the influences he had on his family, friends and colleagues.