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Edition
RIFF 2022

Kicking the Clouds

16 Minutes | United States | 2021

Synopsis

A reflection on descendants and ancestors, guided by a 50-year-old audio recording of the director’s grandmother learning the Pechanga language from her mother.

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Director’s Bio

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Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and spent a number of years in Palm Springs and Riverside, California, Portland, Oregon, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Portland he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His video, photo, and text work centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture expressed through personal, documentary, and non fiction forms of media.

Film Details

  • Year:
    2021
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    16 Minutes
  • Languages:
    English
  • Countries:
    United States
  • Premiere:
    Icelandic Premiere
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Sky Hopinka
  • Screenwriter:
  • Producer:
  • Cast:

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