“Benito’s Gift,” a short film by Rick Romancito
A ten-minute family movie about how a young Pueblo Indian boy fulfills a special promise, which, in turn, helps bring his family together. The screenplay, written by Rick Romancito, is winner of the 2006 New Mexico Governor’s Cup Short Screenplay Competition, sponsored by the National Geographic All Roads Film Project and the New Mexico Film Office.
The short film, “Nigger Jim,” is a musical and visual pairing with Christine Autumn reciting her poem. Edited by Romancito, it explores the many recent and past references to racial violence. It is composed of moving and still images from the Prelinger Archive.