curated by Masami Kawai
Screening Saturday, Sept 5th @ 9pm

Ditch Projects is pleased to present Prism curated by Masami Kawai and featuring short films by Sky HopinkaIyabo Kwayana, Alisha Mehta, and Adam Piron. The drive-in style projection starts at 9pm. There will be a limited number of marked parking spaces and social distance circles to watch projections. For everyone’s safety there will be no indoor or bathroom access, BYOB, masks are required if outside of your car.

*The screening is free but donations appreciated

Practice / Iyabo Kwayana / 2018 / China / 10min

Filmed near the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China, Practice is a visual metaphor that moves from the mundane realm of arduous and repetitious rehearsal to the fantastic fulfillment that comes as a result. Told non verbally and without a main character, "Practice" is an immersive guided meditation into a simple moment in time that relays brief and diverse experiences of a group of students engaged in a collective process.

Yellow / Adam Piron / 2019/ USA / 8min

This experimental documentary short lays out a triptych of the Kiowa Tribe, triangulating tribal language lessons, the meaning of landscape and space.

Losing Light / Alisha Mehta / 2019 / USA / 7min

Off the edge of Highway 138 lies an old telephone relay station. The space lies witness to the incessant passing of freight trucks and travelers. As the sun sets patterns of light and shadow emerge but the rumble of the highway continuously intrudes on the rhythms within. Losing Light is a portrait of a house I once lived in.

Fainting Spells / Sky Hopinka / 2018 / USA / 11min

Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska, or the Indian Pipe Plant - used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.

Dislocation Blues / Sky Hopinka / 2017 / USA/ 17min

An incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock. Cleo Keahna recounts his experiences entering, being at, and leaving the camp and the difficulties and the reluctance in looking back with a clear and critical eye. Terry Running Wild describes what his camp is like, and what he hopes it will become.

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