Hunkpapa Woman in Black

Dana Claxton | Experimental Short
Canada | 2018 | 4 min
Canadian Premiere

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 3:15pm
Short Program: Deviations
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

As a descendant of the victims and survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre, the artist employs song and multiple layers of video and audio recording to reinterpret a brutal moment in American and Indigenous history.


Dana Claxton is a Hunkpapa Lakota filmmaker, photographer, and performance artist. Her practice investigates beauty, the body, the socio-political and the spiritual. She has exhibited has been exhibited, commissioned, and collected both nationally and internationally. Claxton is an Associate Professor at UBC.