DC Environmental Film Festival

Scenes from the Glittering World (National Museum of the American Indian)

Expired March 28, 2022 3:45 AM
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Co-presented with the National Museum of the American Indian

Screening includes a pre-recorded filmmaker Q&A with Jared Jakins (Director) and Roni Jo Draper (Producer), moderated by Elizabeth Weatherford (Founder and Emeritus Director, The Film and Video Center of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian).

Three Indigenous youth come of age on the fringes of the Navajo Nation. Scenes from the Glittering World is a meditation on adolescence, trauma and the power of connecting with a homeland. Filmed at the most remote high school in the continental United States, at the farthest edge of the Navajo Nation, this film shares the stories of Indigenous youth as they grapple with ambitious dreams, their family responsibilities, and the isolated nature of their community — all while the school itself faces existential questions about its purpose and future.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    79 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    D.C. Premiere
  • Director
    Jared Jakins