Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

The Humble

May 26 - July 31, 2012

The Humble, 2010
16 minutes
Red Brigade Films

bio-pic-680x1024The Humble is an award winning documentary film that grants an up close look at an unseen moment in time where a group of friends, artists, mad men and mad women convened over the making, taking and breaking of what art is, and what it was. Birthed out of boredom in Santa Fe, NM, the Humble collective trampled over stereotypes and cigarette stubs, with live music shows and art receptions. They busted out collaborative pieces, prettier than your mom’s thrift store faux-Van Gogh poster. The Humble changed the scene in Santa Fe before changing their paint water, but not without first being true to themselves and why they make art.

About the filmmaker

Razelle Benally is an emerging award-winning independent videographer. Originally from Baker City, OR, she works constantly to push her potential and the dynamics of her medium. Benally’s work is indicatively raw, as she is known for capturing skateboard culture and documenting the tribulations and triumphs of her Lakota heritage. Despite her self-developed guerilla style, her work reflects certain creative control and emotion. Benally is a recent recipient of the Sundance Institute’s 2012 NativeLab Fellowship.