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Virtual Indigenous Film Series: Power Lines
The American Indian Community Housing Organization and Duluth-Superior Film Festival partner to present the last in a series of four Indigenous-produced films in its series. Filmmaker and Bois Forte Ojibwe tribal member Khayman Goodsky hosts the Wednesday-night screening online via Zeitgeist Zinema’s online platform.
Donations will be accepted to support the filmmakers, guest speakers and presenting organizations. To register for a free ticket visit ds-ff.com/aicho.
Writer/Director: Klee Benally
Halee is a 16-year-old Diné (Navajo) relocation refugee who uses poetry to escape from her painful past and present. When Halee’s abusive father crosses a line, her best friend Selma helps her run away. Their journey to Halee’s homeland takes a turn when she discovers her father has been hiding a secret that has the power to change Halee’s life forever. This micro-budget feature was made with an all-Indigenous production crew powered by members of the Indigenous youth project Outta Your Backpack Media. The film takes a “punk-rock cinema” approach to tackling social affects of forced relocation.