Navajo talking picture

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  • Documents the life of Arlene Bowman's grandmother on the Navajo Reservation in Lower Greasewood, Arizona; then, documents the filming of her granddaughter, who does not know Navajo, as she tries to get help interpreting for another film that she'll be in along with her grandmother. Looks at the contrasting attitudes of her grandmother, living and thinking in traditional ways, to being filmed and granddaughter as the urbanized filmmaker who grew up speaking English among white people.


  • Originally produced in 1986.
  • DVD.
  • In English and Navajo.
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