Arrow to the Sun (1973) from waanaki on Vimeo.

Arrow to the Sun. This 1973 film tells a Pueblo Indian story about the son of their sun god who goes on a search for his real father and endures various trials along the way. The story is primarily told with beautiful animation based upon Pueblo artworks. There is very little dialogue and no narration, just stunning visuals and native music. I didn’t end up with a real firm grasp of the tale in the end, but it hardly matters because the visuals are so stunning. Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: N/A (though there is a moment during the final trial that resembles an 80s video game—but that would be a trial, wouldn’t it?). Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.

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