Survival Prayer
Regal Hollywood 20, Theater 12Fri, Apr 12, 2013 2:30 PM Event Date Passed
Regal Hollywood 20, Theater 8Sun, Apr 14, 2013 1:45 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Environmental Interest
Category:Documentary Feature Competition
Release Year:2013
Runtime:70 min
Type of Film:Feature
Production Country:Canada
United States
Website:Visit Site
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Naanii Mary Swanson
Willard Wilson
Geoff Greene
Margaret Edgars
Sphenia Jones
Dolly Garza
Maureen LaGroix
Barbara Wilson
Adolf Bitterlich
Gary P. Russ
Roberta Olson
Director:Benjamin Greené
Produced By:Benjamin Greené
Cinematography:Benjamin Greené
Editing By:P. Corwin Lamm
Music By:Michael Beharie
SURVIVAL PRAYER is a journey to the edge of the world. Following individual food harvesters as they gather and prepare for the winter, the film celebrates the modern lifeways of a remote indigenous community and bears witness to a profound relationship between individuals and the land that sustains them, Haida Gwaii, an archipelago drifting off the northwestern edge of the North American continent. Facing the imminent extinction of the Haida language, Naanii Mary Swanson, a last speaker, frames this portrait of age-old traditions at risk. An intimate ethnographic reflection, this meditative encounter reveals poignant possibility amid deep loss.