Documentary, dir. by Jill Scott Momaday
U.S., 2019, 26 min
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Presented with an exclusive introduction for LitFilm by Jill Scott Momaday, Return to Rainy Mountain celebrates living legend N. Scott Momaday, recipient of the first Pulitzer Prize for Fiction awarded to a Native American writer. With daughter, filmmaker Jill Scott Momaday, the novelist takes viewers on a modern-day road trip loosely based on his Kiowa nation’s ancestral myths and legends, as conveyed in his bestselling book, The Way to Rainy Mountain. A multitude of archival video footage, selected excerpts from his books, poems and stories, and conversations with family, friends and scholars reveal the important events and sacred places that have shaped N. Scott Momaday into the man he is today.
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