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Directed by: Jared Jakins

Runtime: 77 min

Year: 2021

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English & Navajo

Subtitles: English

Film Type: Documentary

Post-film discussion with the film's director Jared Jakins, producers Roni Jo Draper, and subjects from the film Ilii and Granite, moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host from KUER's RadioWest.

In the furthest reaches of the Navajo Nation, at the most remote high school in the continental U.S., three Indigenous students maneuver through the vagaries of adolescence in hopes of realizing their dreams, all while balancing the responsibilities of family, the realities of attending a remarkably small school with shrinking resources, and the stunning yet relentless isolation of the surrounding landscape. As Granite, Ilii, and Noah grapple with their own challenges, their stories shine and veritably vibrate with the singular energy of youth—the pulsing potential that seems on the cusp of either being triumphantly realized or tragically quashed. In a series of moving, and at times humorous vignettes, this beautifully cinematic film is a poetic chronicle of their daily lives, set in the context of the warmth of the Diné community.



Through The Lens screenings are presented in partnership with:
KUER 90.1RadioWest


Through The Lens screenings funded in part by:

Tuesday, June 29 @ 7:00 PM

Limited Time Streaming

Available to view from June 29 through July 5 or until all tickets are reserved.

Capacity: 300


Restrictions: Available to viewers in the USA

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