Know To Run: Yatika

Jordan Marie Whetstone (Co-Director, Producer), Devin Whetstone (Co-Director, Cinematographer), Marc Carlini (Editor) | 2022 | 10 min.

2024 Official Selection

When representation is everything, it can make a difference and have a profound impact when community is included in spaces that lack inclusion and diversity. Know to Run, featuring Yatika Starr Fields, an Indigenous runner, artist and advocate, is the recipient of GU Energy Labs + Rising Hearts – 2022 Western States Endurance Run (WSER) Race Entry. The exclusive and mainly white race is a 100 mile long ultra marathon. Yatika is the vessel and Indigenous representative that helps bring a better understanding of the land and the peoples who first cared for it and still do. This film celebrates all the firsts (first land acknowledgement, first Indigenous made poster, first Indigenous runners panel) and continues this kinship into 2024. The multi-collaborative effort is a shining example of how to create more pathways to cultivate community in meaningful and sustainable ways.

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