When documentary filmmaker Karen Cantor came to Santa Fe as an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2010, it marked a turning point in her life and career. Inspired by the tremendous amount of creativity around her, Cantor decided to put together “Invitation to the Muse,” her third documentary and one that addresses the creative process. She interviewed artists about what they were doing and why they were doing it.
Cantor spent months in Santa Fe, connecting with members of the arts community and making many friends. She moved to town in 2012.
“Native American issues kept coming up the longer I was in Santa Fe,’ Cantor says. “I decided to focus my attention on making a documentary film about Native American foods, health and empowerment.”
“Return,” Cantor’s 28-minute film about six contemporary Native American women and their efforts to reclaim health and spirit through traditional ways, receives its premiere screening on July 13 at The Lodge in Santa Fe. [Read More…]