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Past Event

Oct 27—28, 2021

Bright Lights:malni–towards the ocean, towards the shore

Free Event

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival, the Living on Earth podcast, DocYard and Emerson Contemporary Gallery

Directed by Sky Hopinka

This film follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier’s wanderings through each of their worlds as they wander through and contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between.  Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape.



Virtual Event
On Demand Streaming Available OCT 27 @ 7PM ET –
OCT 28 @ 7PM ET


Oct 27, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021


OCT 28 @ 7PM ET

Join for a live 45-minute moderated discussion with writer and director Sky Hopinka to follow.

Conversations will stream within the film viewing platform. Audience members are also welcome to join directly on Zoom to participate and submit questions.

Join us on Zoom

82 minutes


SJ, POC (racial and environmental justice)

Closed captions and live captions provided

Streaming FAQs


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Tickets will become available WED OCT 27 at 12PM ET.