**Tickets for this film are available at “Shorts Competition 2018 Block 1” – please search there for screening times and tickets.**
Mud (Hashtl’ishnii) follows Ruby, a mother who lives in Window Rock, AZ with her son, Joseph. In order to keep her secret of alcoholism from her family, friends, and culture, Ruby chooses to suffer with her secret rather than seek help.
On her last living day, her secret is at risk—avoiding speaking with her son about her problem, not admitting it has affected her well being, and living with jealousy. She feels stuck due to her addiction.
This all culminates when she walks home in a drunken state, not realizing the relentless freezing temperatures. While the environment serves as a reality, her death is a transcendence where she no longer suffers.
Director(s): Shaandiin Tome
Writer(s): Shaandiin Tome
Producer(s): Aroonsri Khamsamran
Editor(s): Shaandiin Tome
Cinematographer(s): Mike Maliwanag
Production Designer(s): Jess Danielle
Music Composer(s): Nataani Tome
Trini King, Forrest Goodluck, Ernest Tsosie