Nov 13th 2021

małni—towards the ocean, towards the shore
Sky Hopinka, 2020, 80 min, DCP Digital

This debut feature by artist Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) begins as a work of experimental portraiture, bringing us into the lives of Jordan Mercier and Sweetwater Sahme, two Native residents of the Pacific Northwest. In conversations (held in both English and Chinuk Wawa) and travels with the filmmaker, Sahme and Mercier contemplate questions of parenthood and identity. Around these intimate encounters, Hopinka constructs a visionary meditation on community, landscape, language, and myth, marked by his distinctive sense of color, sound, and movement.



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