Return To Rainy Mountain
This feature documentary is based on the life of Pulitzer Prize winning author, N. Scott Momaday, and seen
through the lens of his filmmaker daughter, Jill Momaday Gray. Together, they retrace the route of his
bestselling book, The Way to Rainy Mountain. Momaday, a beloved American writer with global appeal, has spent
his life giving us a firsthand perspective of being Indian in America through his poems, books, plays and even
his art. The documentary is a road trip to sacred Kiowa ancestral sites that inform the ancient Kiowa myths,
legends and oral traditions.
Jill Momaday grew up with these oral traditions and the stories of her famous father, a literary icon who won
the Pulitzer Prize when Jill was 5 years old. She brings their personal relationship into the story, since
like all families, they had struggles and pain to heal. This too brings universality to this documentary and
people around the globe will relate to a cultural quest for harmony with family, with community and with all
life on earth.
We have a partnership with Vision Maker Media, a PBS presenter of American Indian projects. They contributed
the first third of the film's budget, and we're raising the remaining funds through tax-deductible donations
through a non-profit foundation and our Indiegogo campaign. Our amazing family and friends are sharing one of
a kind "awards" so that we can share this vision for a balanced harmonious earth with our viewers. We hope
you'll join us on this pilgrimage to the sacred lands.