Private Project

Paatuwaqatsi Water is Life

“Paatuwaqatsi/Water is Life” is a short film about the Hopi people’s ancient relationship with the Grand Canyon and Little Colorado River. Featuring the voices of running-activist, Bucky Preston, Black Mesa Trust CEO, Vernon Masayesva, and the musical advocacy of Ed Kabotie & Tha ‘Yoties, “Water is Life” challenges us to rethink our paradigm about the sacred gift of Water

  • David Wallace
  • Kelly Burke
    Born to Rewild
  • Ed Kabotie
    Key Cast
  • Bucky Preston
    Key Cast
  • Vernon Masayesva
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 3 seconds
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

    April 16, 2023
    North American Premier
    Official Selection
Director - David Wallace