My name is Ralphina Hernandez, I am a film student at Scottsdale Community College. I am Navajo (Dine), originally from Window Rock, AZ and currently reside in Mesa, AZ. My Navajo clans are: Todich'ilnii (Bitterwater clan) and born for Ta'neeszahnii (Tangled People clan). My material grandfather is Kinyaa'aanii (Towering House clan) and paternal grandfather is Honaghaaknii (One Walks Around clan).
I enrolled in film school was because I wanted to write a script based on my family experiences. The story begins with my brother Alvin Adikai, Jr, who lost his life in Vietnam in 1971. And ends with my cousin and I, riding our motorcycles from Arizona to Washington, D.C to participate in the annual motorcycle run event during Memorial Day in May. After completing a screenwriting course, I decided to pursue more classes to learn as much as possible about the film industry. Additional classes gave me hands on experience in writing, directing and editing my own short film. Now I would like to take what I’ve learned and produce a documentary about my brother Alvin. My goal is to inform audiences on what an extraordinary person he was, as seen through the eyes of his close friends and family. As well as relate our own personal experience, as two Native American women, making the journey to Washington, D.C in 2007, 2008 and 2009.