Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, Sept. 18

World premiere of H20pi run documentary

KYKOTSMOVI-The world premier of the H20pi Run documentary will open at the Hopi High School on Jan. 10, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Filmmaker, Victor Masayesva Jr. documents a historic run from the Hopi mesas to Tenochtilan and Teotihuacan, homeland of the descendants of Hopi Senom.

Twenty-four runners, male and female, ranging in ages 12 to 75 years, and one lone Navajo, are filmed as they carried sacred messages and teachings of water to the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City.

The film documents interaction with those living along the 2000-mile route. The run reaffirms Hopi clan origins and ties to the peoples of Central Mexico, and re-establishes collaborative efforts of respect among the tribes. Along the way, runners accepted water samples that are poured into lakes, rivers and springs.

In Espejo de Aqua, in central Mexico City, where the runners shared and exchanged waters with indigenous peoples, a huge eagle circled above a cheering crowd.

The Run also broke the largest recorded drought in Arizona. The moment the runners crossed into Mexico, the rain and snow started to fall in Arizona. For three days, it rained and snowed and the dancers stopped to dance and sing.

A drawing for 10 water gourds will be held. Winners of the water gourds, small replicas of water gourds carried to Mexico, will be announced immediately after the showing.

For more information contact Vernon Masayesva at 928-734-9255.

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