Return to Rainy Mountain is a film emerging from an historic environmental effort towards a greener, healthier earth. As early as 1971, N. Scott Momaday was recognized as a pioneer of environmental education, authoring “The American Land Ethic.” He noted the tradition of respect for nature practiced by many of America’s indigenous people.
One of the film’s producers is Lisa K. Condon, the producing/creative partner of Jill Momaday Gray. She is also an Entertainment Attorney with years of experience in Tribal Law and a history of representing the underdog. Previously an Environmental Attorney, Ms. Condon's colorful background includes prosecuting cases for United Farm Workers, working with Cesar Chavez. Ms. Condon has served as a Tribal Attorney, spearheading cases involving toxic cleanup and assertion of water rights for Tribal Councils.
Ms. Condon maintains a number of talented and famous Los Angeles clients and Tribal Clients including directors, producers, and musicians. Her interest lies in promoting tribal filmmakers and informative, culturally significant films.
In the film, the Momadays travel to many sacred places and reveal their significance to their family, to the Kiowa tribe and to the earth. Early in his career, N. Scott Momaday followed the migratory route of the Kiowa people as he was gathering research for his book, The Way to Rainy Mountain. The film Return to Rainy Mountain not only bridges generations, it bridges cultural heritage and the prevailing call to stewardship of the earth.