Itam Hakim Hopiit (1984)
Color, 58 min.
Director: Victor Masayesva, Jr.
Translated as “we someone, the Hopi” this programs celebrates the Hopi Tricentennial, honoring the occasion of the Pueblo Revolt against Spanish colonial rule. Speaking in Hopi, the oldest member of a storytelling clan weaves together personal and cultural history, recounting stories of the Hopi emergence, the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the Bow Clan migration stories of his father. The eloquent rendering of the natural landscape of Arizona and the cadence of the storyteller’s language exerts a mesmerizing beauty.
IS Productions/Victor Masayesva