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ONE WORD SAWALMEM

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

US 2020, 17 min Directors NATASHA DEGANELLO GIRAUDIE and MICHAL “POM” PRESTON
A young man of Winnemem, Wintu tribe offers a taste of indigenous worldview through his personal story as it relates to a single word of his ancestral language: Sawalmem (Sacred Water).

DIRECTOR

NATASHA DEGANELLO GIRAUDIE is a mother, a filmmaker, and a teacher of nature practice. She helped to pioneer the micro-documentary genre for humanitarian movements, filming in more than 30 countries and reaching expansive audiences with her work. Her experiential nature meditation film, Inmanencia, was selected to be screened in festivals around the world.

MICHAL “POM” PRESTON is a member of the Winnemem Wintu tribe and the son of the current tribal chief, Caleen Sisk. He grew up going to his tribe’s sacred places and has been dancing in the Winnemem way since he was four years old.

Precedes Feature Film:
GATHER (US 2020, 74 min Director SANJAY RAWAL)

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2020
RUNNING TIME:16 min
LANGUAGE:English
DIRECTORS:Natasha Deganello Giraudie, Michael “Pom” Preston
PRODUCER:
Micro-Documentaries LLC
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Masha Karpoukhina
EDITOR:
Masha Karpoukhina
PRINT SOURCE:
Natasha Deganello Giraudie
NOTE WRITER:
Kelly Clement