Documentary Short Films
Sweetheart Dancers – dir. Ben-Alex Dupris
Sunday, October 20 – 12:00 pm
MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium
The New Wave’s Documentary Short Film program highlights award-winning nonfiction storytelling from some of today’s most urgent voices. Films include Edgecombe (dir. Crystal Kayiza), Enforcement Hours (dir. Paloma Martinez), Ghosts of Sugar Land (dir. Bassam Tariq), Sound of Waves (dir. Vanessa Ishel Castillo Ortega), St. Louis Superman (dir. Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan) and Sweetheart Dancers (dir. Ben-Alex Dupris).
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Sweetheart Dancers is a story about Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the “Sweetheart Dance.” This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for men and women couples, until now.
2019, 13 minutes, USA | Written and directed by Ben-Alex Dupris