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Sky Hopinka

Total Credits at Criticker: 1 (Actor), 8 (Director), 4 (Writer)

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    Lore (2019) - Short Film
    Images of landscapes are cut and fragmented, as a hand guides their shape and construction. The voice tells a story about a not too distant past, and elements of nostalgia are assembled in terms of lore.
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    Fainting Spells
    Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska, or the Indian Pipe Plant, used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted (IMDb).
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    Kunikaga Remembers Red Banks, Kunikaga Remembers the Welcome Song
    Sky Hopinka traverses the personal memories embedded within the landscape of Red Banks, a precontact Ho-Chunk village site near present-day Green Bay, Wisconsin, that was also where European settler Jean Nicolet made his landing in 1634 (criterionchannel.com).
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    wawa (2014) - Short Film
    What begins as a documentary featuring speakers of chinuk wawa, an Indigenous language from the Pacific Northwest, becomes increasingly tangled as language patterns commingle and ideas of history and cultural identity are transmuted (criterionchannel.com).
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    Jáaji Approx.
    Jáaji Approx. (2015) - Short Film
    Sky Hopinka combines audio recordings of his father with increasingly abstract video images of the landscapes they separately traversed. “Jáaji” is a near translation for directly addressing a father in the Ho?ak language (criterionchannel.com).
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    Visions of an Island
    An Unangam Tunuu elder describes cliffs and summits, drifting birds, and deserted shores. A group of students and teachers play and invent games revitalizing their language. A visitor wanders in a quixotic chronicling of earthly and supernal terrain. These scenes offer glimpses of an island in the center of the Bering Sea (criterionchannel.com).
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    Dislocation Blues
    Reflections from Standing Rock: Cleo Keahna recounts his experiences entering, being at, and leaving the camp and the difficulties of looking back with a clear and critical eye. Terry Running Wild describes what his camp is like and what he hopes it will become (criterionchannel.com).
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    Malni-Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore
    A documentary circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest. (imdb)
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