7:05 PM: Short Film - Share The Wealth

"My goal is to bring new voices and
hidden histories, to broader audiences..."
- Bennie Klain, Director - Share the Wealth
Director: Bennie Klain
Production Company: TricksterFilms LCC
Genre: Experimental
Year Produced: 2006
Media: 35mm Film
Run Time: 8:00  min
An ironic parable, that follows a multi-faceted relationship
a Native woman has with her urban environment.

Shot in the style of a political cartoon, SHARE THE WEALTH, a 35mm narrative short film, situates a homeless middle-aged Native American woman on a busy city street. Thanks to a new “homeless tax” incurred by the government, she must raise the dollar she now owes. She finally catches a break when someone hands her a dollar. Joining a long line of other panhandlers, she waits her turn to pay her dues.   
Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain is the founding partner and Chief Creative Officer with TricksterFilms,LLC based in Austin, Texas. A fluent Navajo speaker, Klain often incorporates the language into his work. In 2007 Bennie was selected to participate in Tribeca All Access for his work-in-progress documentary tentatively titled LOST TRIBES, and in 2004 he was a Sundance Institute/Ford Foundation Film Fellow for his feature script RELOCATION. Klain's feature documentary, WEAVING WORLDS premiered at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival and was screened on American Public Television in Fall 2008. His short fiction film, SHARE THE WEALTH, had its world premiere at the 2006 Native American Film + Video Festival and aired on the acclaimed PBS series THE TERRITORY in 2009. Prior to that Bennie's other short fiction YADA YADA premiered at Sundance 2002 and premiered on the PBS series, COLORVISION in 2004.

photos & text c2002-2009 TricksterFilms LLC

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