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This program include six (6) short films! Please click through the films on the right to see details about each one.

LOOKING GLASS (Winner - Special Jury Award for Original Concept)

After his father was murdered Benjamin Looking Glass II, a young Native American man, builds a time machine using modern science and ancient knowledge to prevent his fathers murder and ultimately discovers his true purpose in creation.

Director's Bio:

Ginew Benton (Ojibway) is a Native American filmmaker local to the Hamptons, NY. He is a 2007 Ford Foundation Film Fellow for his short film script Looking Glass. In 2006, Ginew participated in the Fox American Indian summer Institute at University of California - Los Angeles, directing the short video CRY FOR HELP. He has directed several other shorts, including MONOTONY. Ginew is also actively involved in traditional Native American culture where he performs across the country as well as a singer/Composer. He is a mentor and teacher of Native Culture to Native and Non-Native American youth alike and is also a traditional wampum maker, well established in the local native American communities along the east coast.

  • Runtime
    21 minutes
  • Language
    English, Ojibway
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Oregon Premiere
  • Rating
  • Director
    Ginew Benton
  • Screenwriter
    Ginew Benton
  • Producer
    Bryan Downey
  • Co-Producer
    Ginew Benton
  • Cast
    Ginew Benton, Aché Wequai Smith, Jonathan Smith, Kayla Smith, Fordel Willis, Dave Sterling, Matauqus Tarrant, Kayden Smith
  • Cinematographer
    Bryan Downey
  • Editor
    Ginew Benton, Clarence Sheppard
  • Animator
    Ginew Benton
  • Production Design
    Bryan Downey
  • Sound Design
    Ginew Benton
  • Music
    Joe Delia