Shaandiin Tome (Navajo/Diné)
United States | 2018 | 9 min | English | Short Drama | Canadian Premiere
Thu Oct 18 7:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Part of Cause + Affect
Ruby is a mother who tries to hide her alcoholism from her estranged son Joseph. Penniless and at the end of her rope, Ruby begins to see herself covered in mud, a fractured memory from their past, and makes a decision to suffer in silence that ultimately ends in tragedy.
Shaandiin Tome is a filmmaker from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a 2016 Sundance Full Circle Fellowship alumna, 2016 Sundance Programming Intern, and in May 2017, she was selected for the Sundance Native Filmmaker’s Lab Fellowship. Mud is her debut in writing and directing.