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Title Weaving worlds / written & directed by Bennie Klain ; produced by Leighton C. Peterson ; a co-production of TricksterFilms and the Independent Television Service in association with Native American Public Telecommunications
Published Lincoln, NE : Vision Maker Media, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (55 minutes)
Summary In this compelling and intimate portrait of economic and cultural survival through art, Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain takes viewers into the world of contemporary Navajo weavers and their struggles for self-sufficiency. Highlighting untold stories and colorful characters involved in the making and selling of Navajo rugs, Weaving Worlds explores the lives of Navajo artisans and their unique--and often controversial--relationship with Reservation traders. The film artfully relates the Navajo concepts of kinship and reciprocity with the human and cultural connections to sheep, wool, water and the land, showing how indigenous artisans strive for cultural vitality and environmental sustainability in the face of globalization by 'reweaving the world.'
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed January 20, 2016)
In English
Subject Hand weaving -- Arizona.
Hand weaving -- New Mexico.
Navajo textile fabrics.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Klain, Bennie, director
Peterson, Leighton C., producer
Independent Television Service, production company
Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc., production company
TricksterFilms (Firm), production company
Vision Maker Media, film distributor