Summer Sun Winter Moon
Airs Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, November 13, 2009
A symphony inspired by the Lewis and Clark expedition brings together two individuals from different worlds: Rob Kapilow, a celebrated composer trying to breathe new life into classical music, and Darrell Robes Kipp, a Blackfeet Indian poet fighting to save his language from extinction. "SUMMER SUN WINTER MOON" tells the story of how their unexpected collaboration creates a unique work of art from the perspective of American Indians today.
View the "Final Cut" version of Jesse's Diary – an intimate look into the life of a teenage boy who resides on his native Blackfeet reservation. The video captures the challenges Jesse faces as a young American Indian growing up in two worlds: modern mid-America and that of his traditional heritage. Emotionally honest and raw, the video is comprised of footage shot by Jesse, himself, with a camera left to him from the producers of "Summer Sun Winter Moon."