A film by Christopher Cegielski

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


USA, Family Drama, 2014
11 min, HDV, Color

It is 1988 in Southwest New Mexico. Two Native American brothers, Dustin (14) and Walker (12), are confined by the exhausting routine needed to maintain their father’s ranch. The brothers live in fear of their father’s strict rules and the harsh consequences of failing to meet his expectations. While trying to find his individuality, Dustin constantly finds himself at odds with his brutal father. When a wolf kills one of their calves, the brothers decide to sneak out and hunt the wolf. Gunning down the wolf will reward Dustin with the ultimate prize: his father’s respect. With his finger on the trigger, a kill within his grasp, Dustin unexpectedly doubts his quest. He discovers a mystic beauty in the animal. The wolf is noble and free, everything he is not.

Regional Premiere

Print Source: Christopher Nataanii Cegielski,