This May Be the Last Time

A film by Sterlin Harjo

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)


USA, Personal History/Musicology Documentary, 2014
90 min, Digital, Color/Black & White
English/Mvskoke with English subtitles

Tracing a heartfelt journey, award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo interweaves the tale of a mysterious death in 1962 with the rich history of the powerful hymns that have united Native American communities in times of worship, joy, tragedy, and hope. By investigating the stories of these songs, this illuminating film takes us on an epic tour as we travel with the power of the music through Southwest America, the deep South, and as far away as the Scottish Highlands.

Austin Premiere


About the director

- DirectorDirector Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek) has gained critical and audience acclaim for his films. In 2006 he was selected as one of the inaugural recipients (the youngest and the first Native American) of the United States Artists Fellowship. His feature films, FOUR SHEETS TO THE WIND and BARKING WATER played at various national and international festivals, and in 2010 he served as a jury member for the Sundance Film Festival.



Producer: Matt Leach, Christina D. King
Production Companies: This Land
Cinematographer: Matt Leach, Shane Brown, Sterlin Harjo
Editor: Matt Leach
Sound Design: Bob Edwards
Music: Ryan Beveridge
Cast: Jimmy Anderson, Nelson Harjo, Joy Harjo, Wotko Long, Eugene Harjo, Joanna Palmer, Jessie Harjo, Dr. Hugh W. Foley, Jr., Harry Long, George Harjoche, Belinda Harjoche, Debbie Beemo Lozier, Cynthia Harjo-Yerby, Ada Jane Brownlee, Dr. Brian Hosmer, Houston Tiger, Alvin Deer, Charles Sisco, James Stafford, Glenn Davis

Print Source: Elliott Moore – BOND/360, ElliottM@bondinfluence.com