The “Time Dreams” video is a collaboration between The Pines and writer, director and producer Missy Whiteman of Independent Indigenous Film and Media. Whiteman, of the Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo Nations, is a director and digital media consultant who’s currently working on a sci-fi/docu-narritive short film titled The Coyote Way: Going Back Home. Footage from this project appears in the video, along with clips from the incendiary 2005 documentary Trudell, produced and directed by Heather Rae. Jonathan Thunder contributes animation to the video, which also features a special appearance by Missy’s son Louis Whiteman representing the younger generation’s connection to Trudell’s message. Louis signs the words “Friend, Together and Peace" in Plains American Indian Sign Language, a rare and ancient Indigenous form of communication.
Whiteman says, “‘Time Dreams’ honors the life and legacy of John Trudell in a way that speaks to the hearts of all people.”