Monday, January 4, 2010

Alfred Clah

Alfred Clah made the 16 mm silent film, Intrepid Shadows (1966) as part of John Adair and Sol Worth's filmmaking class with the Pine Springs, Arizona Navajo community. Adair and Worth's 1972 book, Through Navajo Eyes, describes the process of the teaching the Navajo to film themselves and their community. The individuality of Intrepid Shadows sets it apart from the other Navajo films made for Adair and Worth's project. Does the imagery, motion, and feelings expressed in the film derive from Alfred Clah's personality or from the cultural attributes of the Navaho?
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