Photography:Martina Radwan Katja Esson
The production company:ma.ja.de filmproduktions GmbH
Since more than 120 years, six generations of Mohawks have shaped the city scape of America. They are called “Sky dancers” because they walk fearlessly atop steel beams high above the city streets. “Sky dancer” is a feature-length documentary that takes a provocative look at Indian life in the 21st Century: from breathtaking steel constructions of NYC to the untouched nature of the reservations. Katja Esson shows an unusual insight into the life of the Mohawks and thus offers a fascinating, new perspective on life in general. With humor and sensibility the film challenges the clichés of the suppressed and victimized native American.