Wed, Mar 31 | Online

WAAKI (Sanctuary) Virtual Film Screening - Retrospective/Q & A

Join us for a virtual film screening of Waaki (Sanctuary) followed by an online Retrospective and Q&A with Hopi Filmmaker Victor Masayesva Jr.
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WAAKI (Sanctuary) Virtual Film Screening - Retrospective/Q & A

Time & Location

Mar 31, 2:00 PM MST

About the Event

Waaki (Sanctuary) is a reflective 56-minute film that presents complex interrelationships between humans, the plants, the food systems, the animals, the birds, the ceremonies, and the cycles of the Earth, Sun, and Moon within the universe. Victor Masayesva, Jr.’s visual stories have carved a path for generations of Indigenous filmmakers to truly tell their/our stories from a visually sovereign stance. Looking at how the Creation stories of the Hopi, Nahua and Maya give them a special connection to maize/corn, synthesized in the statement, “We are corn”. There are many songs, displays, and ceremonial practices that affirm this connection. Waaki looks deeper into the world community and how it is connected to maize/corn – what are the interrelationships that exist and celebrates the human capacity for tolerance and compassion in a time when people are becoming more intolerant of difference.

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Although this is a FREE event, donations are appreciated. All donations will go to the filmmaker and towards completion of the film.

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