Date: Friday, November 01, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Films start at 11:00 a.m.
Short Films Program
Urban Rez, (2013) 57 minutes This documentary, produced for Rocky Mountain Public Television, explores the controversial legacy and modern-day affects of the U.S. government's assimilation policy to dismantle the Indian Reservation system by relocating American Indians from their rural homelands to urban areas across the country in 1950's and up to 1970's Voluntary Relocation Program. Directed by Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota)
Edgar's Journey, (2008) 15 minutes An American Indian actor, playing the part of the stereotypical Indian for a documentary channel, finds himself literally and figuratively lost in the woods encountering two children who are also lost. Directed by the Creative Spirit
Class of 2008, Kim Gleason, Bryanna Antone, Lane Samuel, Branson Benally and Rhett Lynch Produced and submitted on behalf of Creative Spirit by Pamela Peters (Navajo)
Indios Primeros, (2009) 17 minutes A tale of a good-hearted Native American neer do well, who, in a spontaneous act of courage, assists an illegal Mexican immigrant family. The two worlds of Native Americans and Mexican immigrants finds common ground prior to a showdown with illegal border guards. Directed by Roberto Jackson (Pima), Produced by James Lujan (Taos Pueblo) and submitted on behalf of Creative Spirit by Pamela Peters (Navajo)
Kokuphi, (2012) 30 minutes The harvesting of food, singing and other activities involved in performing the ritual of Cassava. Directed by Isael Maxakali (Brazilian Maxikali) and Produced and submitted by Charles Bicahlo, Director of the Indigenous Audiovisual Collective and Paje Films
Search for the World's Best Indian Taco, (2010) 15 minutes An old Indian man tells his grandson the tall tale of his search for true love. Directed by Steven P. Judd (Choctaw/Kiowa), Produced and submitted on behalf of Creative Spirit by Pamela Peters (Navajo)
Liminality, (2008) 13 Minutes A vengeful young Indian man (Cody Lightning) is looking to join a vampire slayer cult and gets much more than he bargained for when he walks into a reservation bar. Directed by James Lujan (Taos Pueblo), Produced by Migizi Pensoneau (Ponca/Ojibwa) and submitted on behalf of Creative Spirit by Pamela Peters (Navajo)
Xu Papoyng, (2012) 16 minutes Otters invade the village to avenge the exploitation and killing of their relatives. In this recreation of the scene, it is for the women to wage a battle to expel the invaders. Directed by Isael Maxakali (Brazilian Maxikali) and Produced and submitted by Charles Bicahlo, Director of the Indigenous Audiovisual Collective and Paje Films
The Migration, (2008) 10 minutes In a future wrecked by global warming and controlled by an authoritarian government, an American Indian family goes into hiding, holding out one last hope for the planet's survival. Directed by Sydney Freeland (Navajo), written by Cody Harjo (Seminole, Otoe, Creek, Cherokee) and Produced and submitted on behalf of Creative Spirit by Pamela Peters (Navajo)
Children of the Northern Lights, (2012) 26 minutes
TOTAL RUN TIME = 3 hours, 19 minutes
Feature Film On the Ice, (2011) 96 minutes
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