Hózhó of Native Women

A film by Beverly R. Singer (Tewa Pueblo, Navajo)

1997 | 29 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 99561

SYNOPSIS

"Five Native American Women from diverse tribal backgrounds tell moving stories, from their lives and cultural memory that concern wellness — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual — and the connection of Native women through shared experience and cultural legacy. That legacy enables them to merge traditional ways of living and healing with contemporary life in this hopeful, heartfelt, and beautiful piece. Highly recommended for classes in Women's Studies, American Studies, Diversity, and Multicultural Studies." - Jane Caputi, Florida Atlantic University Sundance Film Festival

PRESS

"I recommend this film highly...A celebration of courage and hope useful for history classes, alcohol and drug prevention, diversity training, and women's groups."

Yvonne Beamer Family Awareness Network-Nitchen

SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

  • Taos Talking Picture Festival
  • Two Rivers Native American Film and Video Fest, Walking In Beauty Award

ABOUT FILMMAKER(S)

Beverly R. Singer

Beverly R. Singer reversed her life paradigm and opted out of the necessity to transform her Indigenous thinking for western understanding, Using digital video, she documents Indigenous people from different places and times who move over the earth carrying out their lives. A sample of her productions include the feature film "Who We Are" for the National Museum of the American Indian, independent documentary "Hozho of Native Women," "Native Youth New Mexico" for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, a NEH project "Pueblo Women: Journeys and Pathways-Oral Histories of Contemporary Pueblo Women in Service, Leadership and the Arts" with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, "From My Berber Heart" featuring Malika Boukbout, an Amazigh woman who took me through her country in 2016. She is an Associate Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, BA from College of Santa Fe and documentary film training from the Santa Fe Anthropology Film Center that established her as an independent scholar, filmmaker, and writer from Santa Clara Pueblo in north central New Mexico. (07/19)

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