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Fainting Spells


Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Indian pipe plant used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.

Screens with Shorts Program 3

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Shorts Program Films


RUN TIME 11 min

COMPANY Video Data Bank

WEBSITE http://www.vdb.org

EMAIL zach@vdb.org



Artist Bio

Sky Hopinka

Sky Hopinka is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and a descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians. His work centers around personal positions of Indigneous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture, and the play between the known and the unknowable. He is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow for 2019.