Monday, October 6, 2008

Indigenous Navajo Film Needs Help

I received this message the other day from indigenous film maker Larry Blackhorse Lowe. He is trying to raise money to complete his latest film, shot entirely in Navajo. Check it out!

Hello everyone

I am currently fund raising for my short film SHIMASANI, which was shot back in June. I currently have a rough cut, but the post production is stalled because of lack of funds. Currently I'm trying to raise $5,000 to get the ball rolling at least.

The film is based on one of my grandmothers experiences when she was in her teens back in the early part of the 20th century. The film is entirely in Navajo, has fantastic performances and is beautifully shot.

If you go to the link below I've opened a fund raising account on fundable. Any help (cash) you could donate would much appreciated.

Below is a link to the trailer if you want to see what I'm trying to finish.


Here is the synopsis.

In the late 1920’s on the Navajo Reservation, teenage Mary Jane spends her time daydreaming while tending to her flock of sheep and working with her Masani (maternal grandmother). One day her older sister Anna Mae runs away from boarding school and brings home with her a book of World Geography that shows Mary Jane an entirely new world that is “just over the mountain”. In the end she must decide whether to maintain her traditional life with her grandmother or go out into the larger world.

Hope you are all healthy and well.

thank you

larry blackhorse lowe

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