Yá'át'ééh Abiní

Institute History

  • 2019 Talent Forum


In this short film, it is five years after a deadly unknown virus has spread throughout the Navajo reservation and the entire United States. Crystal, a young Navajo woman, is left with only a ceremonial box after her father succumbs to the virus. Haunted by the fear that she is inadequate to carry what traditions and knowledge were left to her, she leaves her home and the box to venture into the unknown world. Soon her fears manifest into dreams and visions that push her back to where she came from to remember her own "medicine."

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