WORDS FROM A BEAR
Dir. Jeffrey Palmer | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2019 | 85 min.
What are our origins and how do we connect with them through our collective memories? Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday has grappled with these basic questions of human existence and identity. This film examines his enigmatic life and mind. Taking us on a spiritual journey through the expansive landscapes of the West—from the Great Plains where Momaday’s Kiowa ancestors roamed, and beyond—the film surveys the works that solidified his place as the founding member of the “Native American Renaissance,” influencing a generation of Native artists, scholars, and political activists.