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SHORTS PROGRAM: INDIGENOUS LENS

Plays With:
ABOVE BOY, BURROS, LONG LINE OF LADIES, SILT, SPIRIT EMULSION, WE ARE NOT SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE

A selection of indigenous stories from across North America, sharing the power of resilience, community, connection, and culture. Select shorts from this program are eligible for the Green Screen Competition.

 

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ABOVE BOY

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2021 | ENGLISH | 33M

Directors: Jan Vogel & Sebastian Funke, Lucy Martens & Elizabeth Silver

Godfrey Benjamin Chipps shares the legacy he leaves behind for his family as a fourth-generation descendant of Horn Chipp, the Medicine Man of legendary Indian chief, Crazy Horse. A story about ancestry, consequence, the delicacy of ceremony, and life on the reservation.

 

BURROS

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2021 | ENGLISH, SPANISH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 15M

Director: Jefferson Stein

Twenty miles from the Mexico border in southern Arizona, a young Indigenous girl discovers a Hispanic migrant who has been separated from her father while traveling through the Tohono O’odham tribal lands, into the United States.

 

COD STORY

US PREMIERE

CANADA 2022 | ENGLISH | 17M

Director: Noa Roginski

A case study of the Canadian cod fisheries collapse of 1992. Investigates what the future of natural resource management holds, and what can we learn from our past mistakes.

 

EVERYTHING WRONG AND NOWHERE TO GO

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM 2022 | ENGLISH | 12M

Director: Sindha Agha

Plagued by overwhelming anxiety about climate change, a filmmaker decides to see a climate psychologist in hopes that she can find some peace of mind at what she’s pretty sure is the end of the world. An intimate, strikingly candid self-portrait of the intersection between climate change and mental health.

 

HERD

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

CANADA 2022 | ENGLISH, INUIT | 15M
Director: David Borish

During the unprecedented collapse of the once massive George River Caribou Herd and a subsequent total hunting ban, Inuit in Labrador, Canada, were abruptly confronted with a new reality: life without a fundamental source of food, culture, and wellbeing.

 

LONG LINE OF LADIES

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | ENGLISH | 22M

Directors: Rayka Zehtabchi, Shaandiin Tome

A girl and her community prepare for her Ihuk, the once-dormant coming of age ceremony of the Karuk tribes of Northern California.

 

RESTORING NÉŠKE’EMĀNE

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | ENGLISH | 12M

Director: Loren Waters

Environmentalist Damon Dunbar works to remediate the toxic landscape of a shut down Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian boarding school, with a dream of restoring the land, preserving tribal history, and honoring the attendees of the Concho Indian School in order to speak truth to history.

 

SAGEBRUSH GOLD

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED KINGDOM 2022 | ENGLISH | 23M

Director: Marcus Widger

A lithium mine being built in Nevada’s remote sagebrush desert promises a greener future, but local ranchers, environmentalists, and indigenous tribes share a different side to the story.

 

SILT

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | ENGLISH, NAVAJO W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 10M

Director: Emilie Upczak

A Native botanist grieving the death of a beloved aunt, travels alone to northern Mexico where she is nourished by images of the last trip they took together traversing the Colorado River.

 

SPIRIT EMULSION

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

CANADA 2022 | ENGLISH | 8M

Director: Siku Allooloo

Super 8 film developed with plant medicines connect earth to cosmos, as flowers portray familial love and ancestral sovereignty extending into the future.

 

WE ARE NOT SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

CANADA 2022 | ENGLISH | 8M

Director: Danika St-Laurent

Thinking back on her only phone call with her maternal grandmother, Danika explains her connection to her Indigenous identity (and her grandmother) through beadwork.

 

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Virtual Screening Nov 3 – 27th | Only Accessible from UNITED STATES | Access Starts at the Above Time

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