Big Water Summer: A Creation StoryDirected by Sophie Harris
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, Cherilyn grew tired of telling kids to eat healthily when that was often impossible: there are only 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 during a summer in which nothing goes as planned. Faced with the chaos of a changing climate and devastating family loss, Cherilyn endures but will the farm survive?
From hair styling the terminally ill to spotting and reporting wildfires in the Moshannon Forest, the characters in this collection of documentary short films give us a peak into their extraordinarily ordinary lives.