Barking Water

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Barking Water
Barking Water.jpg
Directed by Sterlin Harjo
Produced by Chad Burris
Written by Sterlin Harjo
Starring Richard Ray Whitman
Casey Camp-Horinek
Jon Proudstar
Music by Ryan Beveridge
Cinematography Frederick Schroeder
Edited by David Michael Maurer
Release date
  • January 17, 2009 (2009-01-17) (Sundance)
Country United States
Language English

Barking Water is a 2009 independent feature film written and directed by Sterlin Harjo that premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Harjo's second feature film, it stars Richard Ray Whitman, Casey Camp-Horinek, Jon Proudstar, Aaron Riggs, Laura Spencer, Quese iMC, Ryan Red Corn, and Beau Harjo.

The film portrays a road trip by a dying man and his former lover across Oklahoma to visit friends and family, including his daughter and granddaughter in Wewoka, the capital of the Seminole Nation.[1][2]

Barking Water was named best drama film at the 2009 American Indian Film Festival, and Casey Camp-Horinek was named best actress.[3]


  1. ^ Stephen Holden, "A Road Trip to the End of the Road", The New York Times, May 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Ted Fry, "Final trip together sometimes clumsy, often touching." Seattle Times, April 16, 2010  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ Angelica Lawson, "American Indian Feature Filmmakers and Popular Culture", in Elizabeth Delaney Hoffman. ed., American Indians and Popular Culture, (ABC-CLIO, 2012), ISBN 978-0313379918, pp. 98-99. Excerpts available at Google Books.

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