Also Available


Barking Water (DVD)

Directed by : Sterlin Harjo
Available Date : 07/15/2010
Release Year : 2009
Running Time : 78
UPC : 705105266817
Country : U.S.
Language: English and Mvskoke, with subtitles
Subject : Indigenous Peoples Studies, Film and Media Studies - American Indie
Choose a Format
$22.46 (DVD)
MSRP: $29.95
Only ships to US.

In Stock
Add to Wishlist

A uniquely delicate and moving road movie, Barking Water uses the ruggedly beautiful backdrop of rural Oklahoma to tell the story of Frankie (Richard Ray Whitman), a proud Native American attempting to reconnect with his estranged family. Released from the hospital, but still very ill, he hits the road with his ex-lover Irene (Casey Camp-Horinek), who acts as Frankie's nurse but refuses to offer forgiveness for his past indiscretions. As they travel through the sun-dappled country, they encounter various eccentric personalities, from his motor-mouthed nephews and doting son to a philosophical pot-smoking loner, offering a panorama of Oklahoman life. But his journey really begins when he reunites with his daughter and finally meets her newborn child.

With its nuanced vision of Native American life, its rich, pastoral cinematography, and the deeply felt performances of Whitman and Camp-Horinek, director Sterlin Harjo has created a film that cements his place as one of the vital voices in American Independent cinema today.

Product Extras :
  • Deleted scenes
Publish Date : 0000-00-00
  • Sterlin Harjo - Director
  • Richard Ray Whitman - Actor
  • Casey Camp-Horinek - Actor


"...sparingly sentimental and achingly poignant film."-Indiewire


Official Selection Sundance Film Festival
Best Actress American Indian Film Festival

For press and publicity inquiries, please email [email protected]. A selection of press materials for this title may be available for download here.