The Temple

Now that many in our society have moved beyond traditional religion, how do we move past tragedy? How do we mark the exciting events in our lives and how do we deal with life's inevitable trials? Some people who face these questions find the answer in the most unlikely of places, Burning Man. "The Temple" explores modern spirituality in a contemplative and personal manner touching on the ideas of self-discovery, letting go, and meaningful human connection that transcends simply a party in the desert.

Director / Composer / Cinematographer - Michael Marantz
Sound Mix / Editor - Drew English 
Additional Editorial - Frank Frumento

A very special thank you to the Burning Man organization for permitting me to make this film.

Also a thank you to Jonathan Harris for lending such eloquent words to the piece and Amiee for sharing her story.