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Two people walk in the desert at a distance.

May 18, 2023

Tuhaymani’chi Pal Waniqa’ (The Water Flows Always) Trailer

Wayfinders Circle

The film Tuhaymani'chi Pal Waniqa (The Water Flows Always) follows a father seeking to reconnect his daughter with her Indigenous roots and the ancient springs of the Mojave Desert, just as a water mining project threatens their very existence.

Created in partnership between the Wayfinders Circle conveners (Nia Tero, Pawanka Fund, and the World Union of Indigenous Spiritual Practitioners) and the Native American Land Conservancy (NALC) – a member of the Wayfinders Circle, the film represents the power of collective filmmaking between Indigenous communities and creative storytellers, influenced by Indigenous guardianship since time immemorial of the region now known as Southern California.

Directed by Gina Milanovich (Cahuilla, Cupeño) and Nils Cowan.

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