Talking Stick presents Reel Reservations:
FUKRY + The Coyote Way
Panorama | Talking Stick
Fresh from its world premiere at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival, VIFF and Talking Stick present the West Coast premiere of Blackhorse Lowe’s provocative experimental drama Fukry. Ching Yazzie and friends get through life’s unexpected encounters, the ups and downs of falling in and out of love or not at all. (90 min)
Award-winning director, editor and producer Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo) is known for narrative films set on the Navajo reservation that explore the pull between Navajo tradition and contemporary non-Navajo ways. Lowe has screened at First Peoples Festival in Montréal, Marin County International Festival, Tribeca, Sundance Film Festival and imagineNATIVE, where he received two Honourable Mentions.
Fukry will be preceded by a screening of THE COYOTE WAY: Going Back Home (Missy Whiteman, USA, 30 min)
This sci-fi docu-narrative follows Charlie, who is forced to choose between joining a Native street gang or going on an epic pilgrimage. Featuring an entirely Native American cast, the film was shot in the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Phillips and Little Earth.
Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapahoe and Kickapoo Nations) is a writer, producer, and director as well as a digital media consultant through her production company Independent Indigenous Film and Media. Her films incorporate indigenous languages, teachings, and values as a means of documentation, revitalization, and preservation.