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December 17, 2010

Navajo Film "The Rocket Boy" Headed to Sundance!

Congrats to Donavan Seschillie, Jake Hoyungowa, and Deidre Lynn Peachesthree Navajo filmmakers whose latest work, The Rocket Boy, has been selected for this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January. At 22, Seschillie is the youngest Native American director in Sundance's history. The trio made the film with just $600 and are currently fundraising for their trip to Sundance. (Read more about the film and its creators at The Arizona Daily Sun.)

The Rocket Boy premiered at NMAI’s 2010 Native Cinema Showcase in Santa Fe and has also been selected for the museum's 15th Native American Film + Video Festival,  which will be held at the museum's George Gustav Heye Center in New York from March 31 through April 3, 2011. Peaches's first film, Imagine, was created in 2007 for the museum's showcase "Thanksgiving Revisited: New Views by Young Filmmakers." She was 14 years old when she made that film.

Check out the trailer below for The Rocket Boy and get to know these talented young people at their website!

 

You can learn more about Native directors, producers, writers, actors, musicians, and cultural activists by visiting the museum's Native Networks website, which features profiles of childhood friends Peaches and Seschillie.

 

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"The Rocket Boy", I have not seen the film, look good?

We helped some of our guests to visit the sundance festival... A must see one... Seschille has done a good work

Roam

Good Work Seschille
and looking forward to seeing more films

Roam World

Movie trailers have a difficult job. They have to condense a full feature film into an exciting, bite-sized morsel without giving away too much. Some do the former great, but blow it when it comes to the latter.

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