Jáaji Approx

Driving through wild and constructed landscapes with Hopinka and his father, Jaaji, we see the family’s indigenous homeland through a spectrum of colors and monumental vistas. Jaaji nostalgically narrates stories from his youth, memories of early prayer songs and Pow wow gatherings, which are juxtaposed with images of neon light bridges, gas stations, and highways running through valleys. Generational perspectives mirror changing environments as we learn of encounters separated in time, yet deeply connected by place.

Production Year

2015

Director

Sky Hopinka

Country

United States

Primary Contact

Sky Hopinka