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5th World (2005) & Itam Hakim, Hopiit (1984)

November 22, 2014 @ 7:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Hollywood Foreign Press Association present “Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema.”


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.


Followed by:
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.


Preceded by:
I Lost My Shadow (2011)
Directed by Nanobah Becker.
Cinematographer: Smokey Nelson. Editor: Daniel Eduvijes Carrera. Cast: Jock Soto, Laura Ortman.
Digital video, color, 4 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!


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