Walking the Healing Path
A Diné family from the heart of the Navajo Nation shares their story of resilience and survival from domestic violence: how it permanently impacted their life trajectory and how each member uses their account of events as a means to effect change in native communities across North America.
Filming includes stories from each member of the Tsosie family as well as an 11-day, 160-mile awareness walk from the Navajo Nation to White Mountain Apache. The walk was filmed in June 2017 and additional stories, including follow up shoots, are being conducted. Production will be complete and move into post by early Summer 2019.
This is a non-commercial project and as such will focus less on competitions and more on venues where it can serve as a tool for domestic violence awareness and prevention. We will be screening this film at community centers, non-profit art spaces, and an organized university tour across the U.S.
About the University Tour
In 2013 co-director, Ernie Zahn, toured his non-commercial film ‘Fair Tomatoes’ to universities; modeling the campaign on book-touring. The goal being to skip the saturated film festival circuit and bring the piece straight to tomorrow’s policy makers and industry leaders. The film’s subject was food-justice and as such was shared with students of agribusiness, culinary arts, sustainability programs and other areas that impact farm workers. The screenings would often be coupled with talk-backs, seminars, and other productive initiatives. The film has also been added to the libraries of many of the schools where it was screened. The film successfully toured to 25 institutions and the goal for ‘Walking the Healing Path’ is to do triple that amount of screenings. See below for some of the places that ‘Fair Tomatoes’ went to.
All contributions above $250 are tax deductible.
Your name will be added on the film’s end credit scroll, you'll receive a high quality photo print from the walk, mounted on a fine art mat, and a tax receipt for your sponsorship value.