Kicking the Clouds

Kicking the Clouds

Greek Premiere
This film is a reflection on descendants and ancestors, guided by a 50-year-old audio recording of the director’s grandmother learning the Pechanga language from her mother. After being given this tape by his mother, Sky Hopinka interviewed her and asked about it, and recorded her ruminations on their lives and her own. The footage is of the director's chosen home in Whatcom County, Washington, where his family still lives, far from their homelands in Southern California, yet a home nonetheless.
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Direction: Sky Hopinka
Cinematography: Sky Hopinka
Editing: Sky Hopinka
Sound: Sky Hopinka
Music: Courtney Asztalos
Producers: Sky Hopinka
Format: HD Video
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 15΄
Contact: Sky Hopinka

Sky Hopinka


2014 Wawa (short)
2016 Visions of an Island (short)
2017 Dislocation Blues (short)
2019 Lore (short)
2020 Maɬni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore
2021 Mnemonics of Shape and Reason (short)
2022 Kicking the Clouds (short)