When it comes to depicting life on the Navajo Nation, Mile Post 398 captures the essence of surviving day-to-day living as the shadows of alcoholism pound at the door. From his earliest memories, Cloyd has witnessed the uglier side of life while being surrounded by alcohol abuse and domestic violence. Each time he attempts to turn over a new leaf his friends Jimmy and Marty mastermind a plan to sway Cloyd from his ultimate hope of saving himself and beloved family. A choice must be made, but only Cloyd holds the power to salvage what is left of his life, or allow it to slip away into despair. Mile Post 398 truly touches the heart and captivates the spirit.
Mile Post 398 is the first full feature film from award winning (2005 American Indian Film Festival - Best Public Service "G Methamphetamine on the Navajo Nation") Navajo directors Shonie and Andee De La Rosa, the film is also the first of its kind to be produced entirely on the Navajo Nation and utilize and entire Navajo cast and crew.
A unique and original soundtrack was also used for Mile Post 398. The film features the music of Coalition, Ethnic De Generation, Keddah, Rising Conviction and Aaron White.
Beau Benally as Cloyd Begay
Gerald Vandever (Skinwalks and Black Cloud) as Jimmy
James Junes (James and Ernie Comedy and 5th World) as Marty
Ernest David Tsosie III (James and Ernie Comedy 5th World) as Ray Yazzie
Kim White as Lorraine
Dwayne Lake as Steve
KJ White as Michael/Young Cloyd
Jim Vanwinkle as Albert Begay
Shaylynn Gilmore as Gloria Begay