March 7th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 7th, 2014
Awakening is a short film directed by LaRonn Katchia, a Warm Springs/Wasco/Piautte Native of Warm Springs, Oregon. Katchia studied filmmaking at The Art Institute of Portland and created Awakening as his senior thesis film. Local Oregon paper The Source Weekly gave the film favorable reviews and the filmmaker recently hosted a sold-out screening.
Awakening is the story of an elderly woman who brings her grandson to meet a shaman in hopes of restoring his faith in his culture by sending him through a vision quest that could change his life forever.
Get a glimpse into the world of filmmaking with these behind the scenes shots by Nyeena-Swadwa Tronson, aka Panthera Photos.
Hopefully we see more great things from this bunch of creative Natives! For more information on the film please check out their Facebook page. Special thanks to Panthera Photos for sharing her work with us.
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