This cinematic short film with indigenous actors of the Seneca, Oneida and Mohawk Nations revolves around the profound and problematic relationship between a single father, James, and his farming parents. Alienation and lack of understanding come to light, when James has to announce news about a new job.

United States / 2017 / Drama / English / Digital / 1.85 /14:32 minutes / Stereo

A short narrative film by Terry Jones (Seneca – wolf clan) and Govind Deecee
Featuring Clint Jones, Philip Ewing, Regina Jones & Kaivin Jones

2022 Las Cruses International Film Festival – Las Cruses, NM
2021 Haudenosaune Filmmakers Festival – Verona, NY
2018 Das Nordamerika Filmfestival – Stuttgart, Germany
2018 Kanatsiohareke Haudenosaunee Film Festival – Finda, NY
2017 First Nations Film and Video Festival – Chicago, IL

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FILMMAKER BIOGRAPHY: Terry Jones and Govind Deeccee met as film students at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The have collaborated on many short film projects together including the award-winning “Give and Take” as well “Scarlett.”

Terry Jones is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and is a member of the wolf clan. Jones has a passion for sharing his Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history and culture through his film works. He strives to find a balance between entertaining and educating his audiences.

Govind Deecee hails from the southern state of Kerala, India. Landscapes and the folktales of his homeland conjured his passions in image making and storytelling. Govind works towards finding ways of expression that strikes a balance between form and content.

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