OPEN SEASON DIRECTOR JENNA CAVELE LIVE ACTION • 15 MINUTES • USA
Female led thriller “A woman must make her own arrows” #SHERO
Mika Jones, a young Native American ribbon dancer, lives a relatively quiet life with her grandmother on the vast Thornfield reservation. While walking alone in a remote forest on the reservation, she’s approached by a white photographer claiming to be lost. After being brutally raped by him, Mika learns that a legislative loophole grants her non-Native assailant immunity from prosecution by tribal courts. Abandoned by the law and dehumanized by her attacker, she goes back into the lion’s den for justice. Inspired by real events.
IN PERSON Following screening: Q & A with Director, Writer, and Cast.
MODERATED by A Bone Martinez, an actor and writer, known for Longmire (2012) Santa Barbara (1984) Pow Wow Highway (1989) and a Red Nation Film Festival Board of Directors.
This critical event/panel will address: Violence against Indigenous women, Missing & Murdered Native Women, Human Trafficking, Me TOO and the lack of our narrative in Hollywood. You do not want to miss this very important conversation. Powerful!
Cast Sara Anne, Sheri Blake Foster, Matt Beidel
Director Jenna Cavelle
Writer Guillermo Ortiz Pichardo
Producers Chateau Bezerra, Sarah Gross, Miranda Due, Kaleena Stone
Cinematography Adriana Serrato, Enrico Targetti
Assistant Director Sade Joseph
Editors Nic Curcio, Chester Howie
Sound Jay Dasgupta, Florence Heller
Production Design River Gallo, Michael Miller