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Aitamaako’tamisskapi Natosi – Before the Sun

January 12 @ 11:15 am

Playing in the CCA Studio

Jan 12-18: Playing daily at 11:15am, 3:45pm, 8:15pm (no screenings Monday and Tuesday)

An intimate and thrilling portrait of a young Siksika woman Logan Red Crow and the deep bonds between her father and family in the golden plains of Blackfoot Territory as she prepares for one of the most dangerous horse races in the world – and one that women rarely participate in – the Indian Relay. 

There are many sports documentaries in the world, but few are as patient and focused as this one from director Banchi Hanuse (Blackfoot) about the exciting and terrifying world of bareback relay horse racing. Rider Logan Red Crow is a young Siksika woman who is training after recently taking a major fall that still could have been much worse as we are shown in clips of the serious accidents that happen as competitors leap from horse to horse.

While those tense moments remain an integral part of the documentary, what makes Aitamaako’tamisskapi Natosi a cut above is everything that takes place between the races. We get to see Red Crow’s day-to-day life, from waking up at the crack of dawn to the intense training she goes through to get ready—the film expands into a gentle slice-of-life documentary that isn’t afraid to slow down and reflect on questions beyond the sport.

Director: Banchi Hanuse
Writers: Banchi Hanuse, Tanya Maryniak
Features: Logan Red Crow, Allison Red Crow, Racey Big Snake
Run time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Film: Documentary
Languages: English, Siksika


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

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Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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