Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider

2007 | Arts & Literature / Biography/History / Coming Out / Dance / Documentary / Gender / Homophobia / Native American/Indigenous / Race and Culture / Sexuality / Social Issues / Spirituality | 48m | Canada
Directors: Marlene Millar, Philip Szporer

Father of three, successful TV actor and artist, and proud member of the First Nations two-spirited gay community, Byron Chief-Moon is a fascinating mesh of dynamic personality. But when he dances alone in the forest, the complexity of the real world washes away, and we can see his spiritual self take hold.

In this 48-minute documentary, interviews combine with mesmerizing footage of his performances to capture the essence of this cutting-edge artist who founded the Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association. By melding the history and art of his Canadian Blackfoot Confederacy tribe with issues of contemporary life, Chief-Moon’s work makes profound statements about identity and tradition. (Synopsis by Brendan Peterson)

Reviews and Awards

Best Documentary Short, American Indian Film Festival