10th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival

MSFF February 2021: Native American

Expired February 23, 2021 7:59 AM
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Welcome to the Native American screening! Presented by The Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde (Oregon).

Nominated for 2021 shawash-iliʔi Award for Best Native American Film


"Becoming: ORLANDO DUGI" explores the connection of Orlando's contemporary designs with his traditional Navajo upbringing, the honoring of Native women, especially his grandmothers. It challenges the notion that Native art must be fixed in time, and shows how weaving the past into the present can be a powerful form of cultural expression. Filmed over 3 months, the documentary captures Orlando's process of creating his 2020 Capsule Collection in intricate and vibrant detail, and includes deeply personal reflections on his experience as an Indigenous artist. It culminates with the reveal of his finished designs at Santa Fe Indian Market's Virtual Fashion Show.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    8:27
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    NR
  • Director
    Kaela Waldstein
  • Producer
    Amber-Dawn Bear Robe
  • Cast
    Orlando Dugi
  • Cinematographer
    Kaela Waldstein
  • Editor
    Kaela Waldstein
  • Sound Design
    Jason Goodyear