RedBird Saves the Corn
Traditional Navajo Spider Woman story retold through Lightbox Animation by STAR School students: Larissa Luther, Taylor Long, Makyla Allison. Story learned through the Voices Native Literature program, “Zinnia: How the Corn was Saved” by Patricia Hruby Powell. Demonstration of integration of Native Literature, Literacy, and Place-Based Media Arts, produced by Media Arts Educator Rachel Tso, Youth Mentors Camille Manybeads Tso and Kira Butler. Winner 2nd place in the Middle School Animation category of the 2014 My Hero International Film Festival and an official selection of: The Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles; The American Indian film Festival in San Francisco; The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival; and shown as a part of the Museum of Northern Arizona Navajo Show; and NAU Native American and Indigenous Film Series. This film and the STAR Media Arts Program was featured in the documentary “Valdagno, Arizona” and screened at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. This Film was made for Non-Commercial, Educational Purposes Only.