Thursday, March 10, 2022

More about The Persistence of Human Beings Working Together

from Chris La Tray's blog:

I mentioned a couple weeks ago how I’d been asked to volunteer my time as a subject for some budding documentary filmmakers. The short film (about 5 minutes long) they made over the course of three intense days is available for you to watch. Here are some details:

Nine talented young filmmakers came together from across the state of Montana to make this powerful short, learning the ropes of documentary filmmaking and the power of working together as a team. Students joined from Harlem, Whitefish, Ronan, St. Ignatius, Polson, and Missoula area for the 2022 Teen Doc Intensive during the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

I love that three of them were also from James Welch Country. Harlem, just a few miles off the Fort Belknap Reservation. The end credits, seeing all the tribes represented by these beautiful young people … it’s almost more than I can take.



Today is Sophie's 27th Birthday   With the loving persistence of her mother and others, Sophie persists.

Sophie loves the ocean.



37paddington said...

I was so moved by that short video. Thank you so much for sharing it. People like Chris who see "everything there" are our spirit whisperers. We need them more than ever.

Sabine said...

Beautiful video, very moving. There is so much history to learn about and to try and understand.