For Walter & Josiah

Documentary | NR | 66 min


Opera House Sat, Mar 21 5:00 PM
Film Info
Premier:Idaho Premiere
Event Type:Film Screening
Production Country:US
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Executive Producer:Kristin Klabin
Alex Klabin
Director:Jamie Elias
Produced By:Trent Cooper
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The Flathead Indian Reservation was shaken to the core by 22 Native suicides in a single year - including two beloved members of the local high school basketball team. FOR WALTER AND JOSIAH follows the team’s surviving members during their most recent basketball season, as they attempt to honor their fallen brothers while coping with staggering grief and the daunting challenges of everyday life on the reservation. The documentary examines the historical trauma and other factors contributing to the Indigenous suicide epidemic, while exploring the impact of cultural resurgence as an alternative to escaping the reservation. It's a story of heartbreak, pain, redemption, and hope in a community pushed to extremes - looking for the inspiration to push back. *Filmmakers in Attendance