Forgotten Warriors/Native Spirits| 1hr
Director: Robert Viharo | Producer: Robert & Paige Viharo
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
The beautiful environment of Northern New Mexico is the setting for the celebration of life. Through music,art and narrative, Native men who share a Hispanic ancestry take viewers on a journey across timeless landscapes of awareness, striving for "a unity of balance and forgiveness." Visually flowing images inter cut with storytelling, prayer, and music. This documentary is a search for the reconciliation of human life with natural life. The journey begins at sunrise with a prayer. We continue through pilgrimages across sacred trails and alongside life giving rivers. The story of Coyote, Rabbit and the Plums illustrates the lesson of changing illusions as we journey through life. We make brief sojourns in the modern world and continue through woven songs and sights to sunset. We end with a prayer to restore our spirit, that we might learn "to forgive ourselves, we forgotten warriors."