Navajos make their own films
Through Navajo Eyes, as well as seven short ﬁlms produced by Navajo ﬁlmmakers that garnered worldwide attention in their own right. In 2011, the ﬁlms were repaired and returned to the Navajo Nation for public screenings, the ﬁrst step in a process of repatriation and resigniﬁcation that mirrors the repatriation of other visual media to Navajo and indigenous communities. The return of the ﬁlms offersa unique opportunity to reexamine the meanings of the ﬁlms and the project itself, reframing the discussion around issues of visual sovereignty, community reengagements, and “reclaiming” Diné/Navajo histories.
The Kayapó (Disappearing World Series) Producer: Michael Beckham; Director: Michael Beckham; Camera: Michael Blakeley; Sound: David Woods; Editor: Paul Griffiths‐Davies; Consultant Anthropologist: Terence Turner; Distributor: Enquiries to Granada Television International, 1987, 52 min.