LITTLEGLOBE | MARK CHINO: AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY (2015)
Mark Chino is a 15-year old student from the Santa Ana Pueblo (Tamaya) in New Mexico who attends Bernalillo High School. This seven-minute “Mini-Doc” follows Mark in his daily life bridging these two worlds: his rural Tribal community which provides him with a unique sense of self, the Keres language and a broad set of community responsibilities (tending fields, preparing for dances), and in contrast, the many expectations, ethics and duties as a student within the US Public School system.
This film brings forward the challenges Native students like Mark face in today’s world, and the power and necessity of a web of support provided by family, school and community.
DOCUMENTARY | 7min
CAST: Mark Chino
DIRECTOR: Michael Lorenzo Lopez
PRODUCERS: Chris Jonas