Join us at the Feb 23, 2020 Ancient Way Film Festival Event - Turquoise Rose, Monster Slayer and other short features.
Monster Slayer, Filmed in the Gallup Area and on the Navajo Nation with a Navajo Cast.
As young people begin to mysteriously disappear near the Navajo Nation, twins Shondiin and Nathan Yazzie load into the family pickup truck and venture into the wilderness with their medicine-man grandfather Cowboy and metalhead Uncle Fitz. There they discover monsters being summoned by the mysterious Coyote, and a link to Monster Slayer, the legendary figure of Diné tradition.
Watch Trailer Here
Turquoise Rose was filmed on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, Arizona, with a predominantly Navajo cast. Watch Trailer Here
"Turquoise Rose" is a coming of age story about a young Navajo woman from Arizona. Raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, "T" attends college and is interning as a photojournalist at the local paper. She even plans to vacation in Europe for the summer with her roommate, but all that changes in a heartbeat when her grandmother falls sick.Turquoise is asked to care for her ailing grandma, and suddenly Turquoise must choose between Rome and the Reservation. A "Rez" summer seems dreadful to the Urban Native, who is ready to discover the world behind the lens of her camera. The road ahead seems so completely out of focus, but either way, the journey ahead is sure to be an adventure she will never forget.