Unsettling Ramona (2021)
Los Encinos State Historic Park, Encino, CA
Directed and Choreographed by Heidi Duckler
Composed by Carla Lucero
Filmed and edited by 2SidesFilm
Unsettling Ramona traveled across Los Encinos State Historic Park with live drumming and a land acknowledgment from Duane Minard, eight original short projected films accompanied by Carla Lucero’s operatic score, and culminated with a live operatic experience at the pond. Extras gathered and engaged in a call and response with the artists, performing the final chant that transforms the story of Ramona into one that honors the Native voice.