Abandoned Houses on the Reservation

Director: Darlene Naponse
Screenwriters: Darlene Naponse

Institute History

  • 2001 Sundance Film Festival


In this experimental short film that explores issues of domestic violence within Native communities, filmmaker Darlene Naponse combines images and ideas poetically to liberate the pain and burden carried by the abused.

Screening Details

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