Recovery and representation are the topics of the day, in our audio interview with Blackwater director Boise Esquerra. A series of short films, the first of which is showing at Slamdance, Blackwater is the story of a country musician who has bottomed out and returned to her reservation, finding that addiction does not discriminate. We swap stories about our own personal journeys of recovery and what it means to put those stories on screen. There’s also a great conversation about de-stereotyping Native Americans on film and what it means to create effective representation. Blackwater’s a great, and important, short series, an early highlight of this year’s Slamdance.
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