Wintu By Brian E. Bennett

I found this piece sitting over on Vimeo with just above a hundred views, I guess today must be my lucky day.

Brian E. Bennett of Dynasty Films brings us this stunning piece of production created as a visual journey through the Winnemem Wintu’s sacred land in northen California.

If you don’t have too much time right now, close the window, come back. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed with what we have here, personally once I got into this piece I was hooked, and I don’t want to be held responsible for people running late. So If you don’t have twenty plus minutes, go on, get out of here.

For those staying you really are in for a treat, this short film has everything : great concept, stunning location, smooth edit and an air of perfection about it all. We follow the path of the water from the source at the top of the mountain, exploring the effects of modern society on the Winnemem way of life.

Now I would be lying if I didn’t admit to finding some of the tribal dances a little comical, but It’s all pretty fascinating to see. I love the fact Brian and the people at Dynasty have sourced this story and produced something original and inspiring.

I really don’t demand too much very often but playing this full screen is a must. I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did, it’s now time for me to stop typing, and for you to start watching.


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  • Mark Franco

    The tribe showcased here is the Winnemem Wintu. Middle Water People. There are other Wintu groups but just one Winnemem Wintu Tribe.

  • Daniel Benning

    Cheers for the extra info Mark, Much appreciated.

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