I SAID I WOULD NEVER PAINT THIS WAY AGAIN is a documentary that tells the story of five American Indian artists, the Urban Indian 5 (UI5), and their unique partnership with the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, which has provided a full range of health care services to Indian people in the OKC metro area. The Clinic recognizes the negative impact created by historical trauma and the way powerlessness can manifest into illness. By partnering with these five artists, the Clinic is trying an innovative approach to visually "remind" clients of traditional teachings that will inspire wellness. But there's so much more.
The film is intended to target American Indians, but also a much broader audience including health professionals, researchers, Indian health care facilities and the general public.
Principal photography, which began in July 2009, will wrap by the end of the summer while consecutively editing the doc together. Using a small-ish crew, we've basically been documenting the formation of the Urban Indian 5 and following their growth for 2-plus years. Our biggest hurdle is everything that comes after that.
All funds will go toward post-production, including editing, color correction, sound mixing, soundtrack acquisition, festival entry costs and promotion for hopeful distribution.
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