SANTA FE, N.M. — Ra Paulette sculpts cathedral-like caves into New Mexico’s sandstone cliffs, carving spirals, flowers and leaves into transcendent shrines.
Jeffrey Karoff’s documentary about Paulette’s obsessive life, “CaveDigger,” has been shortlisted for Best Documentary Short by the Academy Awards. Originally one of 40 submitted films, Karoff’s work is now one of eight selected. In January, the group will be culled to from three to five finalists. The film premiered in Santa Fe in July.
“I guess it’s in the semi-semi finals,” the director said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles.
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