Students Engaging in their Communities and Cultures, Participating in Global Conversations,
Creating Award-Winning Film Projects.
RedBird Saves the Corn
A young traditional Navajo Spider Woman story retold through Lightbox Animation by STAR elementary students Larissa Luther, Taylor Long, and Makyla Allison. Story learned through the Voices Native Literature program, "Zinnia: How the Corn was Saved" by Patricia Hruby Powell. Project demonstration of integrating place-based media arts and Native literature under the direction of Rachel Tso. Youth Media Mentors Camille Manybeads Tso and Kira Butler.
Winner: Second Place 2014 MY HERO International Film Festival Middle School Animation category.
This film is an official selection of:
MY HERO International Film FestivalThe Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles
The American Indian film Festival in San Francisco
The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival,
and shown as a part of the Museum of Northern Arizona Navajo Show
and NAU Native American and Indigenous Film Series
This film was also featured in the documentary "Valdagno, Arizona" and screened at the 2011 Venice Film Festival in Italy.