Fast Horse

Canada | NR | 15 min.

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N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear
State Theatre Sun, Aug 4, 2019 9:00 AM
When N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969, it marked one of the first major acknowledgments of Native American literature and the vibrant contemporary culture it described. Now, using traditional filmmaking techniques along with original animation, Momaday’s words and life come together in this cinematic biography celebrating one of the most prolific and inspirational Native American storytellers. In a series of intimate interviews, Momaday expounds on life and its challenges, while insights from the likes of Robert Redford, and Jeff and Beau Bridges reveal the impact of his artistic contributions. While framed around the life of one man, the film comments on the grave historical struggles faced by Native American communities across the country. Words from a Bear is an essential portrait of a man and of a people.
Film Info
Section:Short Films
Runtime:15 min.
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alexandra Lazarowich


Fast Horse follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horse racing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow struggles to build a team with second-hand races and a new jockey, Cody BigTobacco to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.