I feel very conscious of the fact that when I’m taking a shot of a landscape, it’s coming from a feeling of wanting to participate in it somehow—and of not quite being able to get at it.
Sky Hopinka (1984, USA) is a Ho-Chunk Nation national and a descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Native Americans. His work focuses on positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and culture. Hopinka has won prizes at various festivals, including the jury prize at Milwaukee Underground FF, the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker in Ann Arbor and the More with Less Award at the 2016 Images Festival. His films include I'LL REMEMBER YOU AS YOU WERE, NOT AS WHAT YOU'LL BECOME (2016) and LORE (2019) which screened in the Moving Ahead section at Locarno FF. His most recent film MALNI – TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE (2020) was selected at the Berwick FF.