The Thick Dark Fog

Randy Vasquez

USA, Biographical Documentary, 2011
57 min, HDCAM/MiniDV, Color/Black & White
English


Walter Littlemoon attended a federal Indian boarding school in South Dakota in the 1950s. The mission of these schools was still to "kill the Indian and save the man." Many Indians, like Walter, lived with this unresolved trauma into adulthood, acting it out through alcoholism and domestic violence. At age 58, Walter decided to write and publish his memoirs as a way to explain himself to his estranged children. The film tells the story of how Walter confronted the "thick dark fog" of his past so that he could renew himself and his community. The Thick Dark Fog had its world premiere at the American Indian Institute Film Festival.


Regional  Premiere

www.thickdarkfog.com


Randy VasquezRandy Vasquez grew up on the beaches of southern California and in the mountains of North Carolina. His first feature documentary, Testimony: The Maria Guardado Story, was filmed in El Salvador and screened at Cine Las Americas in 2002. When Walter Littlemoon saw it, he decided to collaborate with Randy on this film, The Thick Dark Fog. Randy has been fortunate enough to eke out a living over the last 30 years as an actor; recently he appeared in Beto Gomez' Mexican hit film Saving Private Perez in 2011. On the 29 year installment plan, he finally graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in American Indian Studies last June.


Producer: Jonathan Skurnik
Production Companies: High Valley Productions
Cinematographer: Kahlil Hudson
Editor: Paul Freedman
Music: Kathryn Bostic

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The Thick Dark Fog

Thursday, April 26 - 5:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

With research advisor Julianna Brannum in attendance

Free