Indigenous Cinema

Oct 22, 2010 1 Comment by

Program begins Tuesday November 9 at 7:30. Q&A with Director Blackhorse Lowe and Producer Chad Burris following the films.

Shimásání

15 min | Short Narrative

Director: Blackhorse Lowe

Screenwriter: Blackhorse Lowe

Producers: Nanobah Becker, Chad Burris, Heather Rae, David Stevens


In the late 1920s on the serene Navajo reservation, Mary Jane spends her time daydreaming and tending to her family’s flock of sheep. When her older sister returns from boarding school with a world geography book, she reveals new worlds that are “just over the mountain.” Conflicted by her obedient nature and her curious imagination, Mary Jane must privately decide to either maintain her lifestyle or depart into the exotic unknown.

Barking Water

85 min | Feature

Director:  Sterlin Harjo

Screenwriter: Sterlin Harjo

Produced by: Chad Burris

Before Oklahoma was a red state, it was known as the Land of the Red People, described by the Choctaw phrase Okla Humma. In his sophomore film, Sterlin Harjo takes viewers on a road trip through his own personal Oklahoma, which includes an eclectic mix of humanity. Irene and Frankie have a difficult past, but Frankie needs Irene to help him with one task. He needs to get out of the hospital and go home to his daughter and new grandbaby to make amends. Irene had been his one, true, on-again, off-again love until they parted ways for good. But to make up for the past, Irene agrees to help him in this trying time.

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