Yako-na-, meaning "rising water" in the native Tonkawa language, is a visual journey through the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos river and its headwaters at Spring Lake. YAKONA will take the viewer from prehistoric times through to the modern era on an impressionistic journey from the perspective of the river. Engaging the viewer in a visceral experience, Yakona inspires awe and respect and a desire to preserve and protect a river that longs to be as it always was.
Yakona (Official Trailer) from Yakona on Vimeo.
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The three filmmakers (Paul Collins, Dean Brennan, and Anlo Sepulveda) collaborating on this project have developed an intimate bond with the San Marcos river over the last ten years. With YAKONA they hope to share their love and empathetic spiritual connection with the river with as many people as possible. They are convinced that, once shown the beauty and grandeur of the San Marcos River and its spring-fed headwaters, people from far and wide will strive to preserve and protect this natural resource.
2012 TFPF RECIPIENT
$5,000 for post-production
2011 TFPF RECIPIENT
$7,000 for production
$1,000 in Alpha Cine services
60 min experimental documentary
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