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MONEYLESS IN MOAB

 
Interweaving philosophical conversations with suelo in his cave and treehouse with colorful footage of his daily activities in town and in nature, MONEYLESS IN MOAB offers an intimate look at a person who embodies a radical alternative to our excessively consumeristic american way of life. The film opens our eyes to the fact that it is indeed possible to live happily without money, and to do so with joy, grace, and dignity, even in a world gone mad with attachment.

about suelo

Daniel Shellabarger (aka suelo) is a student of world religions and anthropology who is unhappy with the worldwide “money religion” and currently lives without the direct use of money. He likes nature, travel, and tequila—when someone else is buying. He is currently hitchhiking and roaming around the pacific northwest, living in the moment and practicing non-attachment. His blog is a good place to read his reflections as he surfs though this universe.

about gordon

Gordon Stevenson is a philosopher and musician who lives and teaches in Connecticut with his lovely wife and the most phobic dog in the world. He has published journal articles in cognitive science, the history of philosophy, and time travel, and has self-released several albums of rock and folk music. Moneyless in Moab is Gordon’s first film. He is presently working on a short documentary about a couple in Vermont living off the grid in a community-built cob house and is also beginning work on his first feature-length screenplay. When not making music or editing footage, Gordon likes to cook, drink good wine, and hike. He still uses money—albeit sparingly, only when no one else is buying.

Moneyless in Moab was shot by Gordon Stevenson on minidv (dvx100b) during the last week of May, 2006 in and around Moab, Utah with some secondary footage shot in and around Las Vegas, Nevada. Filming was largely guerilla-style using existing light and with only minimal preplanning. Audio was recorded using various rode microphones, the camera’s onboard mics and also a tiny low-bit rate recording device (for some of the rotary park musical improvisations). Post-production took place between June-August in Connecticut on a PC running Adobe software. The soundtrack is a combination of field recordings from live musical improvisations in Rotary Park, Moab by suelo and Gordon Stevenson. Guitars tracks and loops recorded during July-August by Gordon in CT.

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