A Picture’s Worth: Refocusing Narratives

APW: Daunnette Moniz-Reyome’s Feathering Ceremony

April 11, 2021
In this special episode, in partnership with the nonprofit BYkids, award-winning documentary filmmaker and teen Daunnette Moniz-Reyome shares the story behind a single frame of AGAINST THE CURRENT that shows her in conversation minutes before her long-awaited feathering ceremony. 

The BYkids' film, which debuts on PBS in April 2021, was named Best Documentary Student Short at the 2020 Woodstock Film Festival awards.

Jury Statement: “We are thrilled to present the award for Best Documentary Student Short film to AGAINST THE CURRENT. The film is a beautiful celebration of Native American ritual, culture and humanity. This is a film both about reflecting on one’s self and the community as a whole. Expertly crafted by Daunnette Moniz-Reyome who at only 17 years old directed and narrated the documentary along with also being the cinematographer. Daunnette has a long career ahead of her and we can’t wait to see what she makes next!”

Daunnette also won the Emerging Filmmakers Award at the Socially Relevant Film Festival.


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