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małni—towards the ocean, towards the shore

Sky Hopinka in conversation with Sara Eliassen
Sunday 26.09.21

A poetic and experimental debut feature circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, Malni follows two people as they wander through their surrounding nature, the spirit world, and something much deeper inside. At its center are Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier, who take separate paths contemplating their afterlife, rebirth, and death. Probing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopinka’s film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after.

We have the pleasure of welcoming Sky Hopinka via Zoom for a conversation and poetry reading after the screening. The conversation will be led by artist and filmmaker Sara Eliassen. Hopinka's latest publication Perfidia will be available in the bookshop at Kunstnernes Hus.

About the filmmaker

Sky Hopinka is a Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. In Portland he studied and taught Chinuk Wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. He received his BA from Portland State University in Liberal Arts and his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work centers around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and the facets of culture contained within.

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