Project Description

Written, Directed, Edited, & Graphic Design by Klee Benally

Feature Film: Power Lines | 75 min running time

Power Lines is an award winning micro-budget independent feature film written and directed by Klee Benally. With an all-Indigenous production crew powered by members of the Indigenous youth project Outta Your Backpack Media (, the film takes a “punk-rock cinema” approach to tackling social impacts of forced relocation.
Power Lines is a coming of age story about a young Diné (Navajo) poet who runs away and finds home. Halee (Nezbahee Williams) is a 16 year old Diné relocation refugee who uses poetry to escape from her painful past and present. When Halee’s abusive father crosses a line, her best friend Selma (Kayla Dailey) helps her runaway. Their journey to Halee’s homeland takes a turn when she discovers her father (Tony Skrelunas) has been hiding a secret that has the power to change Halee’s life forever.

Project Details


Project Date:

March 24, 2015