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:
2014 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