Kicking the Clouds
The filmmaker (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington State and spent a number of years in California, Oregon and Wisconsin. While in Portland, he studied and taught Chinuk Wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. He took a BA in liberal arts at Portland State University and an MA in film, video, animation and new genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work explores personal positions towards Indigenous homeland and landscape, and language as a bearer of culture.
Filmography (short films)
2014 wawa · Kunįkaga Remembers Red Banks, Kunįkaga Remembers the Welcome Song 2015 Jáaji Approx. · Venite et Loquamur 2016 Visions of an Island 2017 I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become · Dislocation Blues 2018 Fainting Spells · When You’re Lost in the Rain 2019 Lore 2020 małni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore 2021 Mnemonics of Shape and Reason · Kicking the Clouds
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022