Three teenage Pueblo girls growing up on a reservation in New Mexico struggle to form identity and find balance in the faces of 2,013 wolves. Despite thousands of years of spiritual symbiosis in the desert, American consumerism sells a new brand of spirituality, and its charm is powerful. Swiftly delivered to mud homes through devices and webs, pop culture brings tidings: where there once was a sacred non-written language, now there is Drake; where there once was buck skin, now there are phat pants. The smell after a long prayed for rain when the frogs and turtles have come out, vs. a two-month-old New-Mexico-scented Air Wick. Feast-time dances offered in all four directions vs. 28-day abs from an entire row of fitness mags. Pink clouds in the sky vs. pink clouds on Tumblr. A sanctified un-photographed mesa vs. out*here desert selfies. Spirit vs. stuff. Soul vs. surroundings. The rapist, and the infatuation with the rapist. Defining self. Defining girl. Defining the future of a disappearing culture.
Video: A collaboration between Sara Parrish and Rachel Younghans, edited by Sara Parrish.
Song: Music by Chinonyeelu Uchechi Amobi, words and mixing by Rachel Younghans.
With funding, a full length movie will be shot in New Mexico about three teenage Pueblo rapper/singer girls confronting injustices and adapting to a highly permeating outside culture. The movie will shoot in early 2014.