Salvation Mountain – Short Documentary
I shot some random footage at a rather amazing location back in December 2010, and finally decided to put something together with it. Salvation Mountain is located about 3 miles southeast of the Salton Sea near Niland, California. It sits on the hill just before arriving to “Slab City,” a notorious squatters camp in the Southern California desert found on an old army base.
Leonard Knight, the artist/builder has been building his mountain and surrounding area since 1985, with the help of 10′s of thousands of donated gallons of paint and other materials. He’s hoping the site will one day receive congressional protection, and seemed pretty adamant that people take pictures and spread the word on “the facebook.”