Big Water Summer: A Creation Story

What can one person do to keep her community healthy?
Cherilyn Yazzie grew up on the Navajo Nation and after years of working in public health, she has returned to her ancestral land to grow produce for her community. As a social worker she tired of telling kids to eat healthy when that was often impossible: there are 13 grocery stores on the Navajo Nation, a reservation that is over 27,000 square miles.
Cherilyn and her husband are embarking on their biggest crop to date over a summer where nothing goes as planned. Faced with the chaos of a changing climate and devastating family loss, Cherilyn endures but will the farm survive?

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Film Screenings

Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 21, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:37am
Availability:United States

Credits

Director:

Sophie Harris

Executive Producer:

Adam Palmer

Producer:

Sophie Harris, Marlo Lopez

Cinematographer:

Matthew Pothier, Jacen Sievers

Editor:

Katherine McFaul, Emily Von Gilbert

Contact

Distributor:

Sophie Harris
sophiewharris@gmail.com

Public Film Contact:

Sophie Harris
GoDaddy
sophiewharris@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

Sophie Harris
sophiewharris@gmail.com
9174947881

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Biography, Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

15 mins