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MORONI FOR PRESIDENT

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 (map)

MORONI FOR PRESIDENT

Saila Huusko & Jasper Rischen; 2017; USA; 76 min.; in English and Diné with English subtitles; Northwest Premiere

Determined to make radical change on the reservation where he grew up—the largest in the United States and plagued with widespread poverty and a lack of basic resources—Moroni Benally, a young, gay, Mormon professor at the University of Washington, launches an impassioned campaign for president of the Navajo Nation. The underdog candidate soon learns that theory is quite different than practice when it comes to down-and-dirty politics and challenging the status quo in this candid, honest examination of modern Native American life.

Guests in Attendance: Main subject Moroni Benally

Co-Presented by Longhouse Media

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