Barking Water

2009 / 85min. / USA

Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing against time to find their way home. Frankie needs help and Irene is the one he turns to. He must go home one last time. And, like so many times before, Irene is extending herself beyond her common sense. The two set out on a journey that becomes more than getting home; confronting the past, love, understanding, and self discovery. Barking Water is a tale of great love that looks at what brings us all together. It's a tale of home...and what it takes to get there.


Director: Sterlin Harjo
Writer: Sterlin Harjo (original screenplay)


Bebe Harjo
Gabriel Pelayo
Frederick Schroeder


Sundance Film Festival - Official Selection
American Indian Film Festival 2009 - Won - American Indian Movie Award Best Film
Amiens International Film Festival 2009 - Won - Special Jury Award -Sterlin Harjo
Gijón International Film Festival 2009 - Won "Rellumes" Prize -Sterlin Harjo
WorldFest Houston 2009 - Won Bronze Award
Independent Theatrical Feature Films & Videos - Dramatic Chad Burris