Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on Youtube Join the Archive Mailing List Read our Blog

I Lost My Shadow  (2011) / 5th World  (2005) / Itam Hakim, Hopiit  (1984)

Itam Hakim, Hopiit (1984)
November 22, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Nanobah Becker.

I Lost My Shadow (2011)

Directed by
Nanobah Becker.  Cinematographer: Smokey Nelson.  Editor: Daniel Eduvijes Carrera.  Cast: Jock Soto, Laura Ortman.

Set to music by Laura Ortman and featuring the performance of noted dancer Jock Soto, Nanobah Becker's engrossing video is a meditation on the Native American in the contemporary imagination, often appearing as an abstract, faraway figure.

Digital video, color, 4 min.

5th World (2005)

Directed by
Blackhorse Lowe.

Inverting sentimental notions about rural Native life and experience, director Blackhorse Lowe’s first feature unfolds a deceptively simple “boy meets girl” story that soon takes on exponentially greater dimensions.  As his characters road trip across the Navajo reservation, their experiences, memories and emotions are suggested by disjunctive editing, disembodied sound and other techniques that privilege states of mind over the quotidian state of affairs.

Blackhorse Films.  Producer: Ernest Quiroz.  Screenwriter: Blackhorse Lowe.  Cinematographer: Miguel Cordova.  Editor: Blackhorse Lowe.  Cast: James June, Livandrea Knoki, Carmelita B. Lowe, Larry A. Lowe, Sheldon Silentwalker.

Digital video, color, 75 min.

Itam Hakim, Hopiit (1984)

Directed by
Victor Masayesva Jr.

Made during the tricentennial of the Pueblo revolt of 1680, Victor Masayesva Jr.’s Itam Hakim, Hopiit makes few concessions for non-Hopi audiences in its evocation of Hopi mythology and its upending of traditional documentary form.  Over a kaleidoscopic montage of reservation life, historical photographs and reenactments, a Hopi elder shares stories of his boyhood and the origins of the Hopi people.

ZDF Television, IS Productions.   Cinematographer: Victor Masayesva Jr.  Editor: Terry Skinner, Robert Frisk.

Beta SP, color, 85 min.