Journey To Spirit Island
Superlative photography by Vilmos Zsigmond highlights the family-oriented outdoor drama Journey to Spirit Island.
Set in the Pacific Northwest, the films stars Bettina Bush as Maria, a teenage Native American girl living on a reservation, who has been brought up in two worlds.
Nurtured in the old ways by her grandmother, a tribal elder and shaman, her other world is the modern one of school, television and friends who have little interest in the old Indian ways.
During a summer kayaking trip Maria, her brother and two young friends from Chicago become caught up in a strange adventure involving the tribe’s sacred burial island, an ancient curse and a magic canoe.
Their survival depends on Maria’s ability to meet the challenge of bringing the gap between the old Indian ways and the contemporary world.