A short feature on Acosia Red Elk, world-champion jingle dancer and creator of powwow yoga, on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
Directed by Amanda Leigh Smith
Filmed and Edited by Josiah Marshall
Music by Yessika Clark
Film by Amanda Leigh Smith
Edited by Josiah Marshall
Music by Julie Byrne
Sound by Charles Glanders
Following the lives of three women (Janna Ayyad, Ahed Tamimi and Manal Tamimi) living in Nabi Saleh, Palestine, A Caged Bird Sings provides a snapshot into the daily lives of the youth and families entrenched in the conflict. In spite of facing many challenges, including risking their life, they remain committed and motivated to preserve hope and humanity. Nabi Saleh is a small village in Area C of the West Bank, Palestine about 20 kilometers northwest of Ramallah. It is noted for their weekly demonstrations beginning in 2009 when the neighboring Israeli settlement began expanding into private Palestinian land. Area C constitutes about 61 percent of the West Bank territory where infrastructure is controlled by the Israeli government, impacting Palestinian’s access to school, work, and medical services.