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Hanson FilmTV Institute Hosts Premiere Screening of Native American-made Documentary

Tucson Weekly, January 23, 2019



The University of Arizona’s Hanson FilmTV Institute is presenting the premiere screening of Waaki, the new documentary from Hopi photographer and filmmaker Victor Masayesva.


The documentary, partially funded by the Hanson FilmTV Institute, celebrates the connection several indigenous peoples, including the Hopi in the U.S. and the Nahuatl, Maya and Otomi communities in Mexico, have with corn. This relationship and mutual-dependence comes through in songs, displays and ritual practices.


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