Poster for The Reciprocity Project

The Reciprocity Project

Run Time: 50 min.

Package Shorts

Filmmakers in Person!

Learn more about The Reciprocity Project at www.reciprocity.org.

ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (WHAT THEY’VE BEEN TAUGHT)

Brit Hensel

Explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker.

WECKUWAPOK (THE APPROACHING DAWN)

Ben Severance, Jacob Bearchum, Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Chris Newell, Roger Paul, Kavita Pillay, Tracy Rector, Lauren Stevens

During Waponahkik (the people of the dawn land) bring gratitude to the sun where it first looks our way. Song and stories invite us to accept the new day and put behind us any harm done the day before.

WECKUWAPASIHTIT (THOSE YET TO COME)

Geo Neptune, Brianna Smith

The children of Koluskap call upon ancestral teachings to guide them. Revitalizing practices kept from their elders, Peskotomuhkati youth lead an intergenerational process of healing through athasikuwi-pisun, “tattoo medicine.”

SUKUJULA TEI (STORIES OF MY MOTHER)

David Hernandez Palmar, Flor Palmar

During a visit to her sister Amaliata, Rosa, a wise Wayuu woman, teaches Amaliata’s grandchildren the importance of reciprocity within their culture.

PILI KA MO’O

Justyn Ah Chong

The Fukumitsu ‘Ohana (family) of Hakipu’u are Native Hawaiian taro farmers. When a nearby corporation digs up the Fukumitsu’s familial burial ground to further their development plans, the ‘Ohana are drawn into a logistically and emotionally complex quest to preserve their ancestral land.

MA’S HOUSE

Jeremy Dennis

A Shinnecock photographer restores his family home by hand to create a gathering place for a new generation of artists.

DIIYEGHAN NAII TAII TR’EEDAA (WE WILL WALK THE TRAIL OF OUR ANCESTORS)

Princess Daazhraii Johnson

A Gwich’in grandfather teaches his granddaughter how reciprocity is embedded in our lives. The northern lights warm the caribou; they feed and sustain us; we honor the connections, bringing new meaning and wishes for the next generation.

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