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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).
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.
|RUNNING TIME:||16 min|
|DIRECTORS:||Natasha Deganello Giraudie, Michael “Pom” Preston|
|PRINT SOURCE:||Natasha Deganello Giraudie|
|NOTE WRITER:||Kelly Clement|