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Changer: A Handtelling 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. It is 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 filmmaker Kyle Seago, and Native filmmaker Raven Two Feathers, Changer: A Handtelling 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.

[Poster image description: A film poster for the film “Changer A Handtelling.“ A black background with off-white text overlay and image graphics. On the top, text: “Sound Theatre Company Presents: Changer: A Hand Telling.” A split two-faced face is underneath, with the left side face in black shadow while the right side face inverts the colors to show a white face. A border circles the face with opposing colors on each side. Underneath are three sign graphics, showing the sign for “change” in motion. On bottom is the logo for Sound Theatre Company with the following text: “Coming November 2021, Filmed on Lower Elwha S’kallam Tribe Land.”]

[Movie still image description: Two boys, one medium skinned and the other dark skinned, stand on a dirt path in a jungle. One boy is wearing a red poncho and yellow hat, the other boy is wearing a striped shirt and dark pants. The boy on the right is holding out his hand and smiling while the boy on the left is looking at him.]

  • Year
  • Runtime
    70 minutes
  • Language
    American Sign Language, English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Family Friendly
  • Director
    Howie Seago
  • Screenwriter
    Fern Naomi Renville, Roger Fernandes
  • Producer
    Teresa Thuman, Jay Woods
  • Cast
    G. Christian Vasquez, Roberto Sandoval