2017 / 15 min / united states
Jackrabbit is a short film drama about a Native American boy who questions who he is growing up on the Rez. Through his instinctive running and a deepening relationship with his uncle, the boy begins to discover his cultural identity through his lineage. His uncle has come back to the Rez looking for him after receiving a disturbing drunken phone message from the boy’s dad who is the uncle’s brother. The uncle encounters the boy running like a scared animal seemingly in no clear direction away from the world in which he lives.
Screening Friday, April 5 10:00 am
Jesse Littlebird (LAGUNA / KEWA PUEBLOS) was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and he attended the University of New Mexico with a major in Film and Digital Media and a minor in Photography. He was a 2017 Full Circle Fellow through the Sundance Institute’s Native and Indigenous Program