Best Film, Los Angeles PAH Fest 2012.
Best Score, Los Angeles PAH Fest 2012.
In making this short film we wanted to combine two genres, informative documentary and the poetic, visual evocation of feelings through music and images. It tells the basic story of the Tataviam tribe, whose territory included much of northern Los Angeles, and contrasts the city today with the landscape and lifestyle a few centuries ago before the white people came.
It combines the sights of a stroll down Cahuenga Boulevard, which is named after a Tataviam village, with historical sites, archival photographs and reconstructions. It also includes extremely rare 1918 recordings of Tataviam traditional songs, in a language now lost, that were restored for this project.