Luke Griswold-Tergis, Cory Mann | USA 2011 | 80 Min. | OmdU
Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. Each year, he puts his business on hold and spends a summer smoking salmon at his family’s traditional summer camp. Here the film weaves together Mann’s unique personal history, the largely untold history of his people, and his efforts to maintain a connection to Native American traditions while balancing the demands of modern-day life. A playful exploration of Native American identity, Smokin’ Fish chronicles one man’s attempts to navigate the conjunctiure of the modern world and an ancient culture.