MEKKO 2015, 87 min. USA. Director: Sterlin Harjo (Seminole)
In English and Mvskoke with English subtitles.
For Mature Audiences. New York City premiere
Recently released after nineteen years in prison, an aging Creek man Mekko (Rod Rondeaux) finds himself on the streets of Tulsa. As he struggles to find his way in the outside world after two decades behind bars, he discovers a chaotic yet profound and beautiful community of impoverished natives. Though Mekko finds some peace in this society that exists on the fringes of our modern world, he also uncovers a darkness that threatens to destroy it from within.Wanting to clear his future by rectifying his past, he decides to take on the estekini (evil witch or shape-shifter) to cleanse the sickness from this collective of marginalized individuals and perhaps atone for the sins that landed him in jail so many years ago.
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|Venue||American Indian Museum Heye Center|
|Event Location||Diker Pavilion 1st floor|
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