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"We Are All Related"

The animated digital story of a Choctaw boy who takes a walk in the woods with his grandfather and learns about his own place in a great big universe.

We Are All Related will show at the 4th Annual Native Film Series August 12th & 13th at the historic El Morro Theatre in Gallup, New Mexico. The Native Film Series strives to provide a stage for Native American filmmakers to tell their stories.

The animated short film was directed by Gary Robinson (Cherokee/Choctaw).

We Are All Related imagines a Choctaw grandpa taking a walk with his grandson, Sonny, one evening as the sun is setting over Choctaw territory. Upon seeing the night sky begin to fill with stars, Sonny expresses his feeling of insignificance within a great big universe. With the insight of wisdom passed down from generations, Grandpa uses a little drop of water as part of an analogy for the important place each of us has within the whole. In the end, Sonny comes to understand we are all related.

The Native Film Series will show We Are All Related at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. on August 13.

All films are free and open to the public; any and all proceeds will be donated to the Gallup Solar, Inc

Watch the We Are All Related trailer below: