(Abduction Song)


Mely Mitchell, Rob Valdez, and Raven Chacon

Video on surveillance monitor

An oral account, relayed by my grandfather, Frank Dineyazhe, telling a family story in the Navajo language. As a teenaged girl, my great-great-grandmother was kidnapped by a Mexican man and taken from her home at Dinetah (Navajo homelands) to what is now Albuquerque, NM (Bee’eldiildaahsinil). While filming in restricted areas of Albuquerque International Airport, the camera moves as though it is surveilling the site, creating a disjuncture in time, relaying to a generations old story of abduction while capturing the transit of people in present-day Albuquerque.

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