MALNI - TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE

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Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:82 minutes
Director:Sky Hopinka
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA
Language:English
Chinuk Wawa

Description

"Hopinka subtly inverts the tropes of the ethnographic documentary to depict indigenous life from an Indigenous perspective." —Cinema Scope

"Rapturous. Feels like a richly woven ghost story." —Hyperallergic

"Nothing short of astonishing." —rogerebert.com

A poetic, experimental debut feature circling the origin of death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, malni - towards the ocean, towards the shore follows two people as they wander through their surrounding nature, the spirit world, and something much deeper inside. At its center are Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier, who take separate paths contemplating their afterlife, rebirth, and death. Probing questions about humanity's place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopinka's film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after.  

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