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SHIMÁSÁNI

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Directed by Blackhorse Lowe
United States, 2009
Drama, Short
      Navajo
      English
      NOT RATED

Synopsis

In 1934 on the serene Navajo reservation, Mary Jane must decide whether to stay at home with her grandmother (másáni) and carry on her traditional lifestyle or seek a new life “just over the mountain.”

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Drawing inspiration from the life of his grandmother, Navajo filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe features members of his own family in this award-winning short film. Recalling the cinema of Akira Kurosawa, Shimásáni reconstructs the Southwestern reservations of the past in high-contrast black-and-white.

Synopsis

In 1934 on the serene Navajo reservation, Mary Jane must decide whether to stay at home with her grandmother (másáni) and carry on her traditional lifestyle or seek a new life “just over the mountain.”

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ShimásániDirected byBlackhorse Lowe
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