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A unique, timeless, cross-cultural storytelling event bridging Coast Salish Tribal Native myths and Deaf culture. Co-presented with Children's Film Festival Seattle, Deaf Spotlight & Sound Theatre Company!

Watch this program in person at NWFF, Sep. 17 at 4:30pm. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes and Individual Tickets are available!

⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Read full Covid policies here.

Changer: A Hand Telling is an innovative Deaf-centric and Native-centric filmed performance with Deaf Native storytellers performing the Coast Salish myth of Changer in Native and artistic sign language and the next evolution of an original play by Fern Naomi Renville (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S’Klallam, Makah). Helmed by Deaf director Howie Seago, CODA film maker Kyle Seago and Native film maker Raven Two Feathers, Changer: A Hand Telling is a cinematic take on Coast Salish origin stories. Filmed on the traditional lands of the Lower Elwha s’Klallam Tribe, the narrative follows mythic characters into a future transformed by tribes exercising sovereign treaty rights.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    60 minutes
  • Language
    American Sign Language, English, with hardcoded English captions
  • Country
    Lower Elwha s'Klallam tribal land
  • Director
    Howie Seago
  • Screenwriter
    Fern Naomi Renville, Roger Fernandes
  • Producer
    Teresa Thuman, Jay Woods
  • Cast
    G. Christian Vasquez, Roberto Sandoval
  • Cinematographer
    Kyle Seago, Raven Two Feathers