A YELLOW RAFT IN BLUE WATER

By Sarah KNIGHT

SMALL COUP FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Development 2013

A fierce saga of three generations of American Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Sarah KNIGHT
    • Writer(s)
    • Sarah SKIBINKSKI, Sarah KNIGHT
    • Producer(s)
    • Vinay SINGH (Small Coup Films), Heather RAE
    • Synopsis
    • 1981: The sixty-year story unfolds when Christine returns to the Indian reservation she hates and dumps her teenage daughter, Rayona, onto the doorstep of own mother, whom she ran away from many years ago. With this selfish act, Rayona,’s sense of isolation is complete. She runs away, and begins her own journey for a place she can call home.
      Little does Rayona know that her mother remains on the reservation and is dying of cirrhosis.
      1961: As a teenage girl, Christine is miserably trapped on the reservation and forever at odds with her cold mother, Ida. Christine finds solace in popular American culture, and the companionship of her beloved brother. When Christine runs away, she is faced with the sad truth that reality is a far cry from the images in her magazines.
      Ida learned these harsh lessons a lifetime ago.
      1941: Ida’s adolescence comes at an even more desolate time on the reservation. Ida, like Christine and Rayona, yearns for so much more, but is forced early on to make an ultimate sacrifice, which determines the course of her life and still remains secret.
      As each woman struggles to find her place within radically different decades, they ultimately join together in the present and discover where they truly belong.
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