maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore

Sky Hopinka’s mesmerizing feature weaves together the stories of Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier as they contemplate the afterlife, rebirth and the places in-between. Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape. An intense attention to detail punctuates Hopinka’s masterful and poetic journey, one that captures the timeless beauty of our natural world. ***All Lumbee Film Festival events are free, but donations are appreciated. Please choose your own ticket price!***

  • 90 minutes
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About Lumbee Film Festival

The 3rd annual Lumbee Film Festival takes place July 1-5, 2020. The festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially members of the Lumbee Tribe living in North Carolina and across the United States. The Lumbee Film Festival is a partnership between the Lumbee Tribe of NC, Cucalorus Film Foundation, ARRAY, SouthArts and the NC Arts Council.