Jáaji Approx.

About

Against landscapes that the artist and his father traversed, audio of the father in the Ho-Chunk language is transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet, which tapers off, narrowing the distance between recorder and recordings, new and traditional, memory and song.

Screens with Documentary Shorts Program.

YEAR 2015

SECTION Shorts Program

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 8 min

LANGUAGE English and Ho-Chunk

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

EMAIL skyhopinka@gmail.com

Credits

Director
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
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Actor

Artist Bio

Sky Hopinka

Sky Hopinka is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in film, video, and new genres. He is learning his tribal heritage language, Hočak, and working on various video projects that stem from ideas of contemporary indigenous linguistic concepts, identity, and representational imagery.