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Watch: Behind-the-Scenes at Burning Man in As the Dust Settles

With the annual Burning Man conference underway, now is a good time to revisit what producer and editor Mike Hedge calls a “participatory documentary,” As the Dust Settles. Shot at the festival, the doc uses a number of collaborating directors (Roger Ingraham, Katheryn McGaffigan, Jamie Dee, Jeremy Lubman, and Tarynn Wiehahn) and generally superb cinematography to capture, says Hedge, “an intimate glimpse of what we discovered about love, the environment, the gift economy, reality, art, creativity, and ourselves.”

As the Dust Settles is available on a wide variety of streaming and download platforms. As a special bonus, Hedge has provided Filmmaker with the above video, a 25-minute “making of” that will give you a great glimpse into both the Burning Man festival and the documentary.

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