Power of Words

What if we could say the right words at the right time, and save a life? “Power of Words” explores the ideas of childhood, memory, faith, and love to allow for healing and redemption.  When Christina and David’s mother spirals towards suicide, only the power of words can save her from herself.

UAF Film and Performing Arts Alumni , Joseph ‘Waats’asdiyei Yates (Haida) from Craig, Alaska wrote the screenplay, “Power of Words” based on a true story.  While in production, Waats’asdiyei also welcomed his first child into the world!

Script developed in course FLPA 231: Previsualization and Preproduction for Digital Cinema – Instructed by Maya Salganek. Produced in 2017 through the UAF course: FLPA 271/431 Film Set Production I/II – Instructed by Maya Salganek.

WARNING: This film contains depictions of suicidal ideation and substance abuse.