N AT I V E A M E R I C A N
Film + Video Festiva l 2006
NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 3
F E S T I VA L S TA F F
W. Richard West (Southern Cheyenne), Director, NMAI Director
H O W T O AT T E N D T H E F E S T I VA L
Tim Johnson (Mohawk), Associate Director, NMAI Museum
John Haworth (Cherokee), Director, George Gustav Heye Center All festival programs are free. For daytime programs at NMAI and the
Peter Brill, Deputy Assistant Director for Exhibits, Programs and
Public Spaces evening program at the Donnell Media Center, seating is on a first come,
FESTIVAL DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS
first served basis.
Elizabeth Weatherford, Head of Film and Video Center (FVC)
Emelia Seubert, Assistant Curator, FVC Reservations are recommended for evening programs at NMAI. No more
Michelle Svenson, Festival Manager, FVC than 4 tickets can be reserved by any one person. Pickup reserved tickets
Reaghan Tarbell (Mohawk), Assistant Festival Manager, FVC
at the Will Call Desk starting 40 min. before showtime. Tickets not
FESTIVAL SELECTORS picked up 15 minutes before showtime are released to the Wait List.
Mariano Estrada (Tzeltal)
Amalia Córdova, Coordinator, Latin American Program, FVC NMAI charter members are given priority for reservations until
Carol Kalafatic (Quechua//Spanish/Croatian) November 17. To reserve, call 212 514-3737 or reserve on-line at
Laura Milliken (Ojibwe)
Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa of Santa Clara Pueblo) www.nativenetworks.si.edu/reservfest.
Emelia Seubert, FVC
Michelle Svenson, FVC Please note: All visitors to the NMAI Heye Center are required to go
FESTIVAL STAFF through a security check and magnetometer. No sharp or metal items
Wendy Allen, Coordinator, Native Networks/Redes Indígenas Website, FVC will be allowed into the Museum.
Melissa Bisagni, Manager, FVC Mall Program
Elisita Balbontín, Latin American Program Assistant, FVC
Jennifer Chen, Administrative Support, FVC All programs are wheelchair accessible. To request assistance for the
Carlos Gómez, Coordinator, Translation and Interpretation hearing impaired, contact the festival no later than November 17 at
Christine Halvorsen, Latin American Consultant
Kathleen Haskin, Database Consultant FVC@si.edu.
Charmaine Jackson-John (Navajo), Festival Assistant
Carole Lazio, Coordinator, FVC Database
Gaby Markey, Administrative Support, FVC DIRECTIONS
Zakary Naranjo-Morse (Tewa of Santa Clara Pueblo), Program Assistant, FVC
Sierra Ornelas (Navajo), Program Assistant, FVC The National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye
Margaret Sagan, Program Assistant, FVC
Devennie Wauneka (Navajo), Festival Assistant, FVC Center, is located at One Bowling Green across from Battery Park,
Gabriela Zamorano, Festival Assistant, FVC New York, New York.
JoAnn Chase (Mandan/Hidatsa)
Subway: R, W to Whitehall Street; 1 to South Ferry; J, M, Z trains to Broad
Street; 4, 5* trains to Bowling Green; Bus: M1, M6, M15 to South Ferry.
A-V TECHNICAL TEAM
Filip Celander *Weekend Subway Service: Due to a temporary disruption in service,
Damian Gessner please take the R/W to Whitehall Street or the M to Broad Street on
Patrick Glynn Saturdays and Sundays. For current status of weekend subway service,
Karl Mehrer visit www.mta.info.
NATIVE NETWORKS PROGRAM TEAM Donnell Media Center 20 W. 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
Melissa Bisagni, Manager
Amalia Córdova Tel: 212-621-0609. Subway: F to 5th Ave., 6 to 51st St., N, R to 49th St.
Margaret Sagan (at 7th Ave.) Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 – southbound on 5th Ave. or
Reaghan Tarbell (Mohawk)
northbound on Madison Ave. M5, M6, M7 – northbound on 6th Ave.
NEW GENERATIONS PROGRAM TEAM M5 – southbound on 5th Ave.
Zakary Naranjo-Morse (Tewa of Santa Clara Pueblo)
RADIO LISTENING PRESENTATION NATIVE NETWORKS WEBSITE
Devennie Wauneka (Navajo)
Native Networks, NMAI’s Website on Native media, was launched in
FESTIVAL TRAILER 2001. The site profiles media makers and organizations, and provides
Melissa Bisagni, Demelza Champagne (Ojibwe), Dan Davis, and
Sierra Ornelas (Navajo), Kathy Suter resource lists and other information on indigenous film, video, television,
radio, and interactive media.
GGHC STAFF SUPPORT
Berquis Arias, Management Support Specialist
Quinn Bradley, Public Affairs Assistant Visitors can read news about awards and honors, media opportunities,
Leonor Bonuso, Finance Assistant
Dennis Comerford, Technology Manager broadcasts, and festival screenings. FVC programs and festivals are
Gaetana de Gennaro (Tohono O'odham), Manager, Resource Center also featured, including a filmography of works screened at the Native
Patrick Glynn, Audio-Visual Specialist
Johanna Gorelick, Manager, Education American Film and Video Festivals since 1995. Send FVC your questions,
Jorge Estévez (Taino), Cultural Arts Participant Coordinator comments, and news via the site's “Contact Us/Contáctenos” feature.
Rebecca Haggerty, Development Specialist
Tamara Levine, Administrative Officer www.nativenetworks.si.edu (English) or www.redesindigenas.si.edu
Scott Merritt, Assistant Director for Operations and Program Support (Español).
Trey Moynihan, Corporate Membership Program Manager
Lucia DeRespinis, Director of Development
Ann Marie Sekeres, Public Affairs Specialist
Susana Stieff, Graphic Designer
Regina Taylor, Facilities Manager
Annie Teamer (Cherokee), Volunteer Coordinator
Shawn Termin (Lakota), Cultural Arts Manager
OTHER NMAI STAFF SUPPORT
Amy van Allen, Community Services Manager
V I S I T T H E F E S T I VA L W E B S I T E AT
Amy Drapeau, Public Affairs Specialist
Manuel Gancedo, Community Services Program Specialist
Damien Gessner, Audio-Visual Specialist www.nativenetworks.si.edu (English)
Liz Hill (Ojibwe), Editor-in-Chief, American Indian Magazine
Keevin Lewis, Community Services Coordinator
Gussie Lehman, Community Services Producer
Shannon Quist, Community Services Program Assistant
Kathy Suter, Manager of Media Development
Nancy Vickery, Community Services Program Specialist
and NMAI’s Website at www.nmai.si.edu
Cheryl Wilson, Webmaster
Terence Winch, Head of Publications
Holly Stewart, Publications Editor
FESTIVAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER
W E L C O M E T O T H E 1 3 T H N AT I V E A M E R I C A N
Film + Video Festival!
Organized by the Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), the festival
celebrates the creative energy of Native American directors, producers, writers, actors, musicians and cultural activists,
and those who support their endeavors. This year the Film and Video Center (FVC) also observes its 25th anniversary.
The 2006 festival presents 125 premiere and recent films—award-winning shorts, features and documentaries. As
always, the festival is screening the work of film- and videomakers from throughout the Americas. Bolivia, Brazil,
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and the United States are represented—with a salute to
collaborators in Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, as well. All screenings are free.
More than 550 entries were received, from which the festival’s hard-working selection team chose the program. It is
especially exciting to present so many outstanding works by emerging filmmakers. Introducing new perspectives on
what it means to be indigenous in the 21st century, these filmmakers have created narratives, animations and
documentaries on issues of personal identity, struggle for Native lands, community strengths and the impact of
Each of the media-makers has used film as a tool for discovery, and the festival is a way we can come together to share
in that. With works by teens in the festival’s New Generations program, emerging filmmakers with professional training
in film schools and workshops, and directors who have screened their works and won awards at major festivals ranging
from Sundance to Cannes, the program is rich with experiences.
This festival presents a good opportunity to reflect on how much has happened in our dynamic field. We’re engaged
with many talented filmmakers and the unique perspectives they bring to their work. We’re deepening our understanding
of the diversity of indigenous communities and the multiple outlooks they share through film and media. And we’re
delighting in the fact that the number of locations for seeing Native film has expanded so significantly in the past few
years. With the growing number of Native film festivals and special screening series— currently about 40—festivals are
now serving as a kind of indigenous cinematheque chain, and diverse audiences are seeing the work of more and more
In addition to hosting NMAI’s festival, started in 1979 as the first hemisphere-wide celebration of indigenous filmmaking,
the Film and Video Center offers year-round daily screenings at NMAI in New York and Washington, DC; the monthly
At the Movies film series in both cities; special showcases at the museum, in Santa Fe and elsewhere; and national and
international touring festivals. FVC provides information services on Native film, video and radio through its bilingual
Native Networks/Redes Indigenas Website. The first public programs department at the Museum of the American
Indian, FVC today has two offices within NMAI—FVC’s headquarters in the George Gustav Heye Center in New York,
and a program office in the museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This year we celebrate not only an
anniversary, but also future expansion, as we have recently received a generous pledge of support from The Council
of The City of New York and The City of New York to improve and expand the Film + Video Center’s facilities at the
George Gustav Heye Center.
And now the 2006 festival! The selectors and staff of the 2006 Native American Film + Video Festival look forward to
seeing you at the screenings and discussions, and we will welcome your comments and responses to all the wonderful
work we are about to enjoy.
Native American Film + Video Festival
MEET THE SELECTORS
MARIANO ESTRADA AGUILAR (Tzeltal) CAROL KALAFATIC (Quechua/Spanish/Croatian)
produces documentary videos with Comité de Defensa para la is a community development and international policy consultant. She
Libertad Indígena (CDLI), an organization that supports indigenous was recently the coordinating lead author of a policy development
rights in Chiapas, Mexico. His video, Rostro de la Historia Indígena/ paper for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. For
Profile of Indigenous History, won Best Documentary at the eight years Kalafatic coordinated the UN Liaison Office and the Right
Geografías Suaves festival in Mexico in 2004. His work was screened to Food Program of the International Indian Treaty Council. She
in the 7th Festival Americano de Cine y Video de Pueblos Indígenas has also coordinated the Indigenous Peoples' Caucus of the UN
in 2004 in Santiago, Chile, and in the 2003 NMAI national tour Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and worked with
Video México Indígena/Video Native Mexico. Estrada received a Mayan organizations in Guatemala on the global Indigenous Peoples'
National Video Resources Media Arts Fellowship in 2002 and was Consultation on the Right to Food and Food Security. She produced
certified in 2000 in Visual Anthropology by the Center for Research the first “Indigenous Peoples' Bulletin on the Right to Food” in 2004.
and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology in San Cristóbal de las For six years Kalafatic was the Film and Video Center’s Latin American
Casas, Chiapas. Estrada lives in San Manuel, the indigenous community Program coordinator, and produced the 2002 NMAI national video
in Chiapas where he was born. tour Ojo del Condor/Eye of the Condor. She is currently editing an
internet “book” on Alaska Native traditional healing.
“Indigenous communication has really taken off, not
just in one region of the country but in most countries “I look for something that speaks from direct experience
in North and Latin America. . . . Little by little we've …that expresses something that no other filmmaker
learned that TV shows, soap operas, and fiction films could express or no other people could express.”
are entertaining, but they make you forget your reality, — Carol Kalafatic
right? And we're the complete opposite—we don't try
to forget, but to support this reality around us and see
how we go about moving forward all together.”
— Mariano Estrada Aguilar
LAURA MILLIKEN (Ojibwe) NORA NARANJO-MORSE (Tewa of Santa Clara Pueblo)
is the producer of the television series Moccasin Flats, which portrays is an acclaimed artist and filmmaker. She was recently named winner
the contemporary lives of Aboriginal young people. In 1999 Milliken of the NMAI’s outdoor sculpture design competition, with a piece
partnered with Jennifer Podemski to found the Toronto-based company that will be installed at the museum in 2007. Her environmental
Big Soul Productions, to create music videos, short features, and landscape, Numbe Whageh, was commissioned by The Albuquerque
television series. In 2006 Big Soul initiated Project One Generation, Museum to provide a Native response to the 500-year observance of
professional media training and production workshops in which Don Juan de Oñate's arrival in New Mexico. Naranjo-Morse participated
Native youth and adults work with mentors. In 2002 she participated in the Te Mata Gathering, an arts festival in 2005 at the Toimairangi
in the Sundance Institute's Independent Producers Conference. School of Maori Visual Culture in New Zealand and in 2003 she
Milliken is the former associate producer and director of public affairs received an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art from
for Canada's National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. the Eiteljorg Museum. Her most recent video works have looked at
the creation of art and people’s relationship to it.
“Aboriginal youth are the fastest-growing segment of
Canada's population, but the least represented in all “One of the things that really impresses me is that
forms of media. The only way to change that is to get there’s a lot of passion. Filmmaking is so much work,
ourselves in the media. I want to show youth that act- so many details, and I see all of these younger people
ing is not the only option. We need more Aboriginal who really have that passion and are expressing
writers, story editors, directors, grips, gaffers, production it….They are actualizing their story or their idea about
managers, art directors, caterers, costume designers, their community, about themselves. They are probably
cinematographers and of course, producers! We have working on a shoestring budget as well, and they are
an opportunity to create our own industry within the having to use that creative way of making something
industry...we just need to help each other get there happen with very, very little.”
and not lose sight of that goal.” — Nora Naranjo-Morse
— Laura Milliken
Rocker Lucie Idlout brings down the house
as part of the Native American Film + Video
Festival and the Canadian Consulate General's
Upper North Side series with Joe's Pub at The
SUNDAY DECEMBER 3
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
New Generations brings together Native 9:30 pm
youth media producers, their mentors and
project coordinators, expanding and deepening JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC THEATER
the network between youth media makers in 425 LAFAYETTE STREET
Canada, the United States and Mexico. (between East 4th Street and Astor Place)
During the 2006 festival, they will engage Tickets are available at www.joespub.com or
in panels, workshops and visits to industry 212-967-7555. For table reservations call 212-539-8778.
related sites. Participants from the following
youth media projects will present their
work at public screenings on Sunday
Radio Listening @ the Festival Closing Night Celebration
Akatubi Film + Music Academy, Sierra Madre, California,
Big Soul Productions, Toronto SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2– CLUB RED CAFÉ
Centro de Video Indígena, Yucatán, Mexico SUNDAY DECEMBER 3
Fort Gibson Public Schools-Professional Development Celebrate with the filmmakers and
Center, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma participants in the 2006 Native American
11 am – 3 pm
Four Directions Charter School/Ogichidaakweg-In
Progress, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Film + Video Festival for live musical
Gaa Dibaatjimat Ngaashi-Stay in School Project, RESOURCE CENTER, 2ND FLOOR performances by indigenous artists at the
Toronto Club Red Café.
Indigenous Action Media, Flagstaff, Arizona, Drawn from Native communities throughout
MEDIAK, Anchorage, Alaska
Owens Valley Career Development Center, Bishop,
the hemisphere, radio and Web-based Scheduled artists:
media are featured at individual viewing
Native Lens/Longhouse Media, Seattle, Washington, stations. Organized by the NMAI’s Film and COREY ALLISON
Ojos Diversos, Ojo de Agua Comunicación, Oaxaca, Video Center and the Resource Center.
Mexico THE DUST DIVE
Wapikoni Mobile, Quebec, Canada
Yoochel Kaaj, Yucatán, Mexico DJ VIGILANTE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
CLUB RED CAFÉ
National Museum of the American Indian
NUEVO AMANECER Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Culture
BELOW: REZ LIFE
THE DUST DIVE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
SCREENINGS My First Contact
7 pm – 9:30 pm
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
INTRODUCED BY MARI CORRÊA AND
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
MARANGMOTXINGO MÏRANG/FROM THE
AUDITORIUM IKPENG CHILDREN TO THE WORLD
Kumaré Txicão (Ikpeng), Karané Txicão (Ikpeng) and
7 pm – 9:30 pm Natuyu Yuwipo Txicão (Ikpeng). 2002, 35 min. Brazil.
Produced by Video nas Aldias/Video in the Villages.
INTRODUCED BY ZACHARIAS KUNUK AND In Ikpeng with English subtitles.
In the Xingu Park in the Mato Grosso, four
Ikpeng children, filmed by videomakers from their
THE JOURNALS OF KNUD RASMUSSEN community, introduce their village—its leaders,
Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit) and Norman Cohn. 2006, their friends, adult work—in a video letter
112 min. Canada/Denmark. In Inuktitut and Danish addressed to other children.
with English subtitles.
Actors: Samuelie Ammaq, Leah Angutimarik, Pakak MY FIRST CONTACT
Innukshuk, Natar Ungalaaq, Neeve Irngaut Uttak.
Mari Corrêa and Kumaré Txicão (Ikpeng). 2005, 56
Drawing from the accounts of Knud Rasmussen, min. Brazil. Produced by Video nas Aldeias/Video
a Danish-Greenlandic Inuit explorer, the coming in the Villages. In Ikpeng and Portuguese with English
of Christianity and commerce to the Canadian subtitles.
North is seen through the eyes of the last great Thirty-eight years after their first contact, Ikpeng
shaman of Igloolik and his headstrong daughter. people reminisce with a mixture of sadness,
humor and nostalgia about a time when “white
men” were unknown. They discuss the changes
Off-site Screening that have come in the wake of this irreversible
DONNELL MEDIA CENTER moment in their history. New York premiere.
20 WEST 53RD STREET
6 pm – 8:30 pm Traditionally Modern
Cherokee Dreams DIKER PAVILION FOR NATIVE ARTS
INTRODUCED BY JOSEPH ERB AND
7 pm – 9:30 pm
MESSENGER INTRODUCED BY PAUL M. RICKARD.
Joseph Erb (Cherokee). 2004, 26 min. US.
In Cherokee with English subtitles. BUSCANDO EL AZUL/SEARCHING FOR BLUE
A digital animation tells the story of Anawegi, Fernando Valdivia. 2003, 45 min. Peru. In Spanish and
a strong-willed girl, who brings sadness to her Bora with English subtitles.
family through her fascination with Owl. A young painter, Victor Churay, paints scenes
from traditional Bora life and myth, using
INDIAN COUNTRY DIARIES: SPIRAL OF FIRE traditional plant dyes and materials. In doing
Carol P. Cornsilk (Cherokee). 2005, 86 min. US. Writer:
so, he awakens in his community a desire to
LeAnne Howe (Choctaw). Executive Producer: Francis
revitalize their culture. New York premiere.
M. Blythe. Produced by Adanvdo Vision and Native
American Public Telecommunications. ABORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE,
INDIAN COUNTRY DIARIES: SPRIRAL OF FIRE
LeAnne Howe travels to Cherokee, North LIVING ARCHITECTURE
Carolina, to the home of the Eastern Band of Paul M. Rickard (Cree). 2005, 65 min. Canada.
Cherokee Indians in search of the father she never
Visiting seven tribal communities—Pueblo,
knew. Instead, the community she discovers leads
Mohawk, Inuit, Crow, Navajo, Coast Salish and
her to ask crucial questions about identity,
Haida—this documentary reveals how Native
cultural preservation, health, capitalism, religion,
architects are reinterpreting and adapting
and assimilation. New York premiere.
traditional forms for contemporary purposes.
New York premiere.
MEMORY IN BONES
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 5TH WORLD
Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo). 2005, 75 min. US. Music:
D A I LY
Heart of Courage
Corey Allison (Navajo/Colorado River Tribes). In English
and Navajo with English subtitles.
AUDITORIUM Actors: Liva'ndrea Knoki, Sheldon Silent Walker,
Ernest Tsosie III, Corey Allison.
7 pm – 9:30 pm In this edgy first feature, Andrei and Aria,
whose romance takes flight as they hitchhike SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
INTRODUCED BY JENNIFER AGUILERA SILVA, together across the rez, find that their tribal
HUMBERTO CLAROS, AND IVÁN SANJINES, culture will affect their bond in powerful and 10 am – 6 pm
CINEMATOGRAPHY EDUCATION AND PRODUCTION unexpected ways.
CENTER (CEFREC), BOLIVIA.
NEWEN/LIFE-FORCE Our Languages, Our Stories
Jennifer Aguilera Silva (Mapuche). 2004, 4 min. Chile. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
In Spanish and Mapudungun. DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS
EACH SCREENING SECTION.
The hip-hop artist JAAS calls on the ancestors
to awaken the warrior spirit within the Mapuche
people of today. New York premiere. 10 am
TWO WINTERS: TALES FROM ABOVE
COCANCHEJ SUTIMPY/IN THE NAME OF OUR 7 pm – 9 pm THE EARTH
COCA LEAVES Carol Geddes (Tlingit). 2004, 27 min. Canada.
Humberto Claros (Quechua). 2005, 47 min. Bolivia. In INTRODUCED BY GAIL MAURICE AND TRACEY DEER. Produced in association with Aboriginal Peoples
Quechua and Spanish with English subtitles. Produced Television Network. In Tutchone with English subtitles.
by CEFREC-CAIB. MEMORY IN BONES
Gail Maurice (Métis). 2005, 3 min. Canada. Actors: Arlene Bowman, Stella Martin, Warren Michael.
Actors: Laura Claure, Reynaldo Rosales, Victor Flores,
Freddy Veizaga. In a thoughtful, poetic collage the filmmaker Inspired by the stories of Yukon elders, a rotoscope
affirms her identity as a “strong Indian woman.” animation tells of a family’s struggle to survive an
This powerful narrative film is based on the lives US premiere. ecological disaster, an extended period of winter
of indigenous coca growers in the Chapare that resulted from the volcanic eruption of
region of Bolivia. Their perspective is reflected Mount Tambora in Indonesia in 1816.
through the story of a young man from the MOHAWK GIRLS
community serving in the military and working Tracey Deer (Mohawk). 2005, 63 min. Canada.
to eradicate the crop. US premiere. Produced by Rezolution Pictures and the National Film
POPOL VUH: THE QUICHÉ MAYA CREATION
Board of Canada.
Ana María Pávez. 2006, 11 min. Chile. Produced by the
VENCIENDO EL MIEDO/CONQUERING FEAR With insight, humor and compassion, the filmmaker Centro Cultural Palácio La Moneda de Chile. In Spanish
María Morales (Aymara). 2004, 55 min. Bolivia. provides an insider's look at life on the with English subtitles.
Producers: David Flores (Aymara) and Daniel Gutiérrez Kahnawake reserve, just across the St. Lawrence
(Aymara). Produced by CEFREC-CAIB. In Aymara and River from Montreal. Portraits of three young Using illustrations based in pre-Columbian art,
Spanish with English subtitles. Mohawk women at the threshold of adulthood this animation tells the story of Hunahpu
reveal their hopes and heartaches, and the and Ixbalanque, who defeat the gods of the
Actors: Hortencia Ari, Daniel Gutiérrez, Angel Laime, challenges of growing up Kanienkeha:ka. underworld and transform into the sun and the
Alcira Mamani, Dora Mamani, Efraín Quispe. NY premiere. moon. New York premiere.
When an impoverished Aymara family migrates
from the highlands to seek a better life elsewhere, TAINÁ-KAN, THE BIG STAR
the husband abandons his wife, Manuela, and Trudell Adriana Figueiredo. 2005, 16 min. Brazil. In Portuguese
their children. Manuela moves on with her life, with English subtitles.
becoming the leader of a woman’s organization MEETING ROOM 1
that fights for indigenous rights. US premiere. The story of the origin of agriculture and of the
7 pm – 9 pm Pleiades is told in this digital animation of a
traditional tale of the Karaja Indians of the Mato
INTRODUCED BY HEATHER RAE. Grosso. New York premiere.
New Navajo Cinema
DIKER PAVILION FOR NATIVE ARTS TRUDELL
AND CULTURES Heather Rae (Cherokee). 2004, 80 min. US. In English
with Spanish subtitles.
7 pm – 9:30 pm Archival footage, impressionistic scenes and inter-
views tell the story of poet, musician, orator,
INTRODUCED BY NANOBAH BECKER AND
actor and American hero John Trudell, a coura-
geous leader of the American Indian Movement
in the turbulent 1970's.
Nanobah Becker (Navajo). 2006, 8 min. US. In Navajo
with English subtitles.
Actors: Charmaine Jackson-John, Simone Frazier,
In a remote corner of the Navajo nation,
circa 1950, a visit by Christian missionaries has
catastrophic consequences for a family.
taught Deer the secret music of the cane flute. 4:15 pm
D A I LY New York premiere.
New Short Fiction
NUEVO AMANECER/NEW DAWN DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS TO FOLLOW.
Sergio Julián Caballero (Mixtec). 2005, 13 min. Mexico.
Produced by Ojo de Agua Comunicación, Oaxaca, KINNAQ NIGAQTUQTUAQ/THE SNARING
for the Secretaría de Educación Pública and the Instituto MADMAN
Latinoamericano de Comunicación Educativa. In Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Inupiaq). 2005, 13 min. US.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Spanish and Chatin with English subtitles.
Actors: Tony Bryant, Denise Remington.
Chatin children participate in the life of their
AUDITORIUM community of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca in Inspired by a traditional Inuit legend and set in
Oaxaca, as they go live on the local radio station. Manhattan, this is the story of a hunter–cannibal,
11:15 am US premiere. a desperate and displaced figure, and a young
woman whose own life is coming apart. New
WHY SAVE A LANGUAGE? York premiere.
Sally Thompson. 2006, 27 min. US. Produced by the INDIANS FOR INDIANS: A RADIO PROGRAM
Regional Learning Project, University of Montana. Ava Hamilton (Arapaho). 2005, 11 min. US. Produced
by Native American Public Telecommunications. THE WINTER CHILL
Tribe members explain why Native languages are Paul M. Rickard (Cree). 2006, 25 min. Canada.
important, and discuss historic and contemporary In a profile of the oldest continuous Native
radio program in the United States, based in Actors: Dakota House, Glen Gould.
issues and their language revitalization efforts.
World Premiere. Oklahoma, two producers share their experiences. Two brothers at their father’s trapline discover
New York premiere. some truths about the fate of traditional Cree
hunting, conveyed by an ancient being who
FEMALE RAIN – NILTS’A BI’ÁÁD
DE LA TIERRA A LA PANTALLA/FROM LAND inhabits the forest.
Velma K. Craig (Navajo). 2006, 2 min. US. In English
and Navajo. TO SCREEN
Juan Francisco Salazar. 2004, 38 min. Australia/Chile. SUNSHINE
In a piece based on a poem by Navajo writer In Spanish and Mapudungun with English subtitles.
Elizabeth Day (Ojibwe). 2005, 8 min. US. Writer:
Laura Tohe, the filmmaker expresses her love of
A journey into the lives and work of three Wenonah Wilms (Ojibwe/Dakota).
the Navajo language. New York premiere.
Mapuche media activists in radio and video who Actors: Stephanie Barton, Lisa DeCory, Bronson
counter mainstream media coverage with Fairbanks, Kelly Gillpatrick, Albert Whitefeather.
RADIO ÑOMNDAA: THE WORD OF WATER Mapuche perspectives and images. New York
Rodrigo Cruz. 2006, 16 min. Mexico. Produced by premiere. With a tender gesture, a young social worker
Promedios de Comunicación Comunitaria. In Spanish connects to her elderly Native client. New York
and Amuzgo with English subtitles. premiere.
Despite constant harassment from the Mexican
military, Guerrero’s Radio Ñomndaa continues to HAPUNDA SHARE THE WEALTH
broadcast to the indigenous, Afro-Mexican and Dominique Jonard. 2004, 5 min. Mexico. In Bennie Klain (Navajo). 2006, 7 min. US.
other peoples of the region. US premiere. P'urhepecha with English subtitles.
Actors: Casey Camp-Horinek, Wade Rowland.
An animation of the P'urhepecha legend of
GOODNIGHT IRENE princess Hapunda, whose promise to live forever A Native woman on an urban street encounters
Sterlin Harjo (Creek/Seminole). 2004, 14 min. US. beside Lake Pátzcuaro is threatened by invading stereotyped misunderstanding in this poignant
Producer: Chad Burris (Chickasaw). warriors. US premiere. drama and ironic parable. World premiere.
Actors: Casey Camp-Horinek, Robert Guthrie, Jon Proudstar.
KURITA KAHERI “MESSENGER OF THE GODS” 10:30 am – 6 pm
Two young men have a life-changing encounter
Pavel Rodríguez Guillén (P'urhepecha). 2006, 16 min.
with an elder in the waiting room of an Indian DIKER PAVILION FOR NATIVE ARTS
Mexico. Produced by Centro de Video Indígena
Health Service clinic. AND CULTURES
Captura Visual, Michoacán. In P’urhepecha and Spanish
with English subtitles.
1:15 pm Native Places
Actors: Flavio Hernández, Amaruc Lucas, Raúl Máximo.
KEEPERS OF THE LANGUAGE: MILDRED MILLIEA A dramatization of P’urhepecha history focused DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS
René Poirier and Anne Levi (Mi’kmaq). 2003, 24 min. on the code of warrior honor is drawn from the EACH SCREENING SECTION.
Canada. Producers: Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq) and Sam 16th-century “Chronicles of Michoacán,” written
Grana. Eastern Tide series. IIn English and Mi’kmaq by the Franciscan priest, Fray Jeronimo de Alcala. 10:30 am
with English subtitles. US premiere.
URATARIMANTA: THIS IS DEMOCRACY FOR US
A profile of Mildred Milliea, of New Brunswick’s HANONDAGONYES “TOWN DESTROYER” César Galindo. 2005, 51 min. Peru/Sweden. In
Elsipogtog First Nation, who developed the only Quechua with English subtitles.
G. Peter Jemison (Seneca). 2005, 12 min. US.
Mi’kmaq language program in the Maritime
Provinces. New York premiere. Actors: Michael Galban, G. Peter Jemison, Jerry The beauty of the community’s life together is
McDonald, Warren Skye. captured in documentary about Utari, a Quechua
CANE MUSIC village in the Peruvian Andes. The people
Nathan Young (Pawnee/Delaware/Kiowa). 2005, 6 min. Looking at the complexities of their own history, rely on each other in work and community
US. Produced by the Fort Gibson Public Schools, Fort Seneca tribe members re-enact events of the decision-making, and try to make life better
Gibson, Oklahoma. In Cherokee with English subtitles. 18th-century colonial wars and the campaign for all. US premiere.
against them that included a scorched earth
This stop-motion claymation made by Cherokee policy authorized by George Washington.
high school students tells the tale of how Owl New York premiere.
11:30 am THE LAST TREK
Ramona Emerson (Navajo). 2006, 30 min. US.
THE BORDER CROSSED US Producer: Kelly Byars (Choctaw).
Rachael J. Nez (Navajo). 2005, 26 min. US. Produced by
Native Voices, University of Washington.
Elder Helen Bitsilly is one of the few Navajo people
who still make the arduous journey on foot twice
Since time immemorial the Tohono O'odham a year to take their sheep to distant grazing lands.
have crossed borders freely between their The filmmaker follows Bitsilly on what the elder
communities in the U.S. and Mexico. This work has said will be her last trek. New York premiere.
examines the ways in which current immigration
and naturalization policy are putting their way of
life at risk. New York premiere. NGANAWENDAANAN NDE'ING (I KEEP THEM
IN MY HEART)
Shannon Letandre (Ojibwe/Cree). 2006, 6 min. Canada.
SUEÑOS BINACIONALES/BI-NATIONAL THE WINTER CHILL
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada. First
DREAMS Stories: Manitoba series.
Yolanda Cruz (Chatin). 2005, 30 min. Mexico. In
Spanish and Chatin with English subtitles.
Returning home from the city to the Dauphin
River First Nation in Manitoba, the filmmaker
This production tells the stories of the Mixtec accompanies her grandfather as he harvests
people who have been immigrating to California weekay (sweet flag) and shares his knowledge
for more than three decades and the more recent of the natural world. New York premiere.
stories of the Chatinos who have been going to
North Carolina for the past ten years. New York
premiere. 4:15 pm
LA CUMBIA DEL MOLE
CHERANASTICOTOWN Lila Downs (Mixtec) and Johnny Moreno. 2006, 4 min.
Dante Cerano (P'urhepecha) and Eduviges Tomás Mexico. In Spanish.
(P'urhepecha). 2004, 22 min. Mexico. In P'urhepecha RADIO CHANUL POM, FROM THE HEART
and Spanish with English subtitles.
A song performed by Lila Downs celebrates the OF THE HIGHLANDS OF CHIAPAS
traditional cooking of Oaxacan women, and the
A witty exploration of how migration of community art of making mole and music.
members to the U.S. influences the life of people
back home in Cheranástico, Michoacán. US pre-
miere. HOMBRES Y MUJERES IKOOTS/IKOOTS MEN
Guillermo Monteforte. 2004, 13 min. Mexico.
1:30 pm Produced by Ojo de Agua Comunicación, Oaxaca, for
Media Llum and the Secretaría de Educacíon Pública.
UMBRAL/THRESHOLD In Spanish and Ikoots with English subtitles.
Franklin Quizhpe (Saraguro Kichwa). 2005, 21 min.
Ecuador. In Spanish and indigenous languages with
On the coast of Oaxaca, in the Ikoots fishing
village of San Mateo del Mar, the men and women
are making an effort to find a better balance
Indigenous community representatives from between them in the work they do. US premiere.
throughout Ecuador gather to exchange strategies
for resolving the problems facing their communities.
US premiere. RADIO CHANUL POM, FROM THE HEART OF
THE HIGHLANDS OF CHIAPAS
José Alfredo Jiménez (Tzotzil). 2005, 19 min. Mexico.
LA CUMBRE SAGRADA/THE SACRED SUMMIT Produced by the Civil Society Las Abejas and Boca de
Mariano Estrada (Tzeltal). 2003, 27 min. Mexico. Pólen, San Cristóbal de las Casas. In Spanish, Tzeltal,
Produced by Comité de Defensa de la Libertad Indígena Tzotzil with English subtitles.
Xinich. In Tzeltal and Spanish with English subtitles.
In the Los Altos region of Chiapas, a vibrant radio
The filmmaker traces the continual conflicts over station connects the Tzeltal and Tzotzil people
land and rights for the indigenous of Chiapas, living in the municipality of Chenhaló. US premiere.
who invoke the strength and the wisdom of their
ancestors in their path towards a peaceful future.
US premiere. HAVASUPAI
Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo). 2005,
NGANAWENDAANAN NDE'ING (I KEEP
6 min. US. Produced for the Heard Museum, Phoenix. THEM IN MY HEART)
A view of the Havasupai community, whose isolation
GESTURE DOWN (I DON'T SING) deep in the Grand Canyon has preserved the language
Cedar Sherbert (Kumeyaay). 2006, 10 min. US.
and a strong sense ofcommunity. New York premiere.
The filmmaker shares a poetic and personal
reflection of his journey south from California DULCE CONVIVENCIA/SWEET GATHERING
to Mexico in search of the “last” traditional Filoteo Gómez (Mixe). 2004, 18 min. Mexico. In Mixe
Kumeyaay singer. The work was inspired by with English subtitles.
James Welch’s poem, “Gesture Down to A filmmaker's focus on the production of panela
Guatemala.” (raw brown sugar) in his home town in Oaxaca
provides insight into the strength and rewards of
the indigenous way of life. New York premiere.
HANONDAGONYES “TOWN DESTROYER”
PLASTIC WARRIORS A HORSE CALLED MEMORY
D A I LY Amy Tall Chief (Osage). 2004, 26 min. US. Judith Norris (Cree). 2005, 15 min. Canada.
SCREENINGS Native New Yorkers give their emotional An unexpected pairing of sights and sounds
responses to terms like “squaw” and “redskin” delivers an idiosyncratic, personal glimpse into
in this thought-provoking documentary. the filmmaker's life in Edmonton's Native com-
munity. US premiere.
APPLES AND INDIANS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 Lorne Olson (Métis). 2006, 5 min. Canada. Produced by KA HAKA RONGO/TO LISTEN
the National Film Board of Canada. First Stories: Sergio M. Rapu (Rapanui). 2005, 2 min. US.
10:30 am – 6:00 pm A filmmaker explores his identity through reflections
The filmmaker playfully riffs on his ethnicity and on the Rapanui homeland and his ancestors on
MEETING ROOM 1 identity. New York premiere. Easter Island.
This Is Who I Am 12 pm
HALF OF ANYTHING
PATRICK ROSS Jonathon S. Tomhave. (Hidatsa/Hocak/Prairie Band
DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS
Ervin Chartrand (Métis). 2006, 6 min. Canada. Potawatomi). 2006, 24 min. US. Produced by Native
EACH SCREENING SECTION.
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Voices, University of Washington.
10:30 am First Stories: Manitoba. Responding to the question “What is a real
In this lyrically filmed portrait, the artist talks Indian?” four interview subjects—including John
NOT JUST A HALFBREED about time in jail and how his involvement with Trudell and Sherman Alexie—share their various
Jason T. Friesen (Métis), 2005, 22 min. Canada. art has changed his life. New York premiere. perspectives. New York premiere.
In this brief history of Canada’s Métis people,
two elders talk about their experiences and 1:45 pm
SU NAA (MY BIG BROTHER)
cultural identity. US premiere.
Helen Haig-Brown (Chilcotin). 2005, 11 min. Canada. CRAZY IND'N
A young woman tries to resolve her guilt about Ian Skorodin (Choctaw). 2005/2006, 25 min. US.
THE DUCK, THE MAN, THE WOMAN the death of her brother. New York premiere.
Jason T. Friesen (Métis). 2005, 4 min. Canada.
In this unique animation, set in the future, the
superhero Crazy Ind’n seeks to reclaim the skull
Actors: Jason Friesen, Leigh George, Helen Haig-Brown. SUCKERFISH of Geronimo, with implications all the way up to
Lisa Jackson (Ojibwe). 2005, 9 min. Canada. Produced
the White House. US premiere.
Questions of tolerance and acceptance arise
when a young couple encounters a man who by the National Film Board of Canada.
thinks he is a duck. US premiere. Animation, childhood photographs and stylized SMOKE BREAK
recreations create a moving look at the director's Sally Kewayosh (Ojibwe/Cree). 2005, 3 min. US.
relationship to her mother and Native identity. Actor: Joe Cross.
Camera-happy passers-by won't let a Native
American performer take a break—until . . . .
Terrence Houle (Blood). 2003, 4 min. Canada.
A boy reclaims his identity in the face of
colonialism with an act of remembrance and
resistance. US premiere.
Sunrise Tippeconnie (Comanche/Navajo). 2006,
17 min. US.
Actors: Jared Bellah, Brian Frejo, Vanessa Scholle.
A young man feels like he's an outsider in his
own community. New York premiere.
Ginew Benton (Ojibwe/Cree). 2005, 3 min. US.
A young Native man escapes—if only for a
moment—from his monotonous job.
3:05 pm 10:30 am – 6 pm The 2300-mile Yukon River flowing through
Canada and Alaska is threatened by pollution
DIVIDED BY ZERO THE SCREENING ROOM from military installations, mining, manufacturing
Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis). 2006, 16 min. Canada. and settlement. This film documents the historic
Speaking Out agreement by tribes and First Nations to work
Actors: Tinsel Korey, Pamela Mathews, Kit Weyman. together to protect the river. World premiere.
DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS
A teenage girl builds a tipi in her bedroom in an
EACH SCREENING SECTION.
attempt to assert her “cultural authenticity.” 2:35 pm.
New York premiere. repeated at 3:10 pm
repeated on Sunday at 4:30 pm
IF THE NAME HAS TO GO...
MATTO SAINA-TA AS HURAO HURAO/THE
RETURN OF THE ELDER HURAO Monica Braine (Assiniboine). 2004, 24 min. US.
Alex Muñoz (Chamorro). 2006, 1 min. US. In Chamorro J. Carlos Peinado (Mandan/Hidatsa). 2006, 78 min. US. The filmmaker examines the racism inherent in
with English subtitles. sports team mascots through her own experience
Memories surface when the filmmaker revisits the
and that of others, including Native rights advocate
An experimental film brings to life the spirit of Missouri River basin in North Dakota. He chronicles
Suzan Shown Harjo, who mounted a legal battle
the ancient chief Hurao. New York premiere. the massive 1950s Garrison Dam project, which
against the Washington Redskins football team.
displaced the people of the Fort Berthold Indian
New York premiere.
Reservation, his family among them.
MESKANAHK (MY PATH)
Kevin Burton (Cree). 2005, 10 min. Canada. Produced
by Indigenous Media Arts Group, Vancouver. In Cree 12:05 pm
with English subtitles. repeated at 1:20 pm
TWO WORLDS COLLIDING
A diaristic account of a young man's attempt to HISTORY OF THE IÑUPIAT 1961, THE DUCK-IN Tasha Hubbard (Cree). 2005, 49 min. Canada.
reconcile the questions, regrets and fears that Produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiaq). 2005, 30 min.
mark the passage from his childhood on a Cree
US. Producers: Rachel Edwardson (Inupiaq), Andrew This moving documentary chronicles a history
reserve to his life in the city. New York premiere.
Maclean (Inupiaq). Executive producer: Jana Harcharek of racism and injustice—and signs of hope for
(Inupiaq). Produced by the North Slope Borough the future—in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, after
GRACE School District. In English and Inupiaq with English an indigenous man survives a life-threatening
Darwyn Roanhorse (Navajo). 2005, 11 min. US. subtitles. encounter with the city’s police. New York
Producer: Nanobah Becker (Navajo). In English and premiere.
Alaska statehood in 1959 brought federal laws
Navajo with English subtitles. to bear on the subsistence hunting of the
Actors: Katie Warner-Yazzie, Krystyna Roanhorse. Inupiat of Barrow. This video documents the CIRCLE OF JUSTICE
community’s successful protest against the Brian Francis (Mi'kmaq) and Diane Barnes. 2004, 51
A restless young woman, at first drawn to com- government’s insensitivity to its traditional way min. Canada.
pete with an older woman, soon understands of life. World premiere.
that she can learn from her rival. The stories of Mi'kmaq inmates unfold behind
the walls of a federal penitentiary, as Robert,
YUKON CIRCLES David and George struggle with issues of mercy
4 pm Karin Williams (Cook Islands). 2006, 30 min. US. and healing within an institution designed to
Produced for the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed deter and punish.
DÍA 2/DAY 2 Council.
Dante Cerano (P'urhepecha). 2004, 23 min. Mexico. In
P'urhepecha and Spanish with English subtitles.
This wryly humorous documentary portrays
the event-filled second day of a P'urhepecha
wedding ceremony in Michoacán.
MY MOTHER'S REBOZO
Itandehui Jansen (Mixtec/Dutch). 2005, 75 min.
Mexico/Netherlands. In Mixtec, Spanish, and Dutch
with English subtitles.
Having grown up between the cultures of her
Mixtec mother and Dutch father, the filmmaker
revisits her hometown in Oaxaca. She reflects on
the changes she sees, and in speaking with com-
munity members, documents their experiences of
migration and return. US premiere.
SIPAKAPA NO SE VENDE/SIPAKAPA IS NOT Emphasizing the need to protect the legacy of
D A I LY FOR SALE indigenous varieties of corn, this documentary
Álvaro Revenga. 2005, 55 min. Guatemala. In Spanish investigates the damage to agriculture and health
SCREENINGS and Sipakapense with English subtitles. linked to the introduction of genetically modified
corn in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca. US pre-
The steep environmental and human costs of miere.
gold mining lead Maya communities in the
Sipakapa municipality of Guatemala to exercise
their right to be consulted about the expansion MANOOMIN: A MINNESOTA WAY OF LIFE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 of mining operations into their area. The outcome Theresa Konechne. 2005, 23 min. US. Produced by the
of their plebiscite is a resounding ‘No!” to White Earth Land Recovery Project.
mining. US premiere.
11 am – 6 pm Ricers, activists, tribal elders, and members of the
scientific and academic community discuss the
AUDITORIUM 2:45 pm dangers that genetically modified wild rice poses
to the natural environment and to Ojibwe cultural
Our Lands Are Not for Sale THE SHIRT and spiritual life. New York premiere.
Shelley Niro (Mohawk). 2003, 6 min. Canada.
DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS 12:20 pm
EACH SCREENING SECTION. Featuring photographer Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, the
artist makes an ironic comment on Native history CHARLIE MAKES A DRUM
11 am through T-shirt slogans. New York premiere. Neil Diamond (Cree) and Philip Lewis. 2004, 24 min.
Canada. Producer: Ernest Webb (Cree). Dab Iyiyuu/
LA TIERRA ES NUESTRA ESPERANZA/THE YELLOW DUST Absolutely Cree series. In English and Cree with
LAND IS OUR HOPE: RESISTANCE TO THE Shonie De La Rosa (Navajo). 2003, 7 min. US. English subtitles.
“PLAN PUEBLA PANAMA”
An experimental video meditates on how the At home in northern Ontario elder Charlie Etapp
Violeta Chávez (Zapotec) and Bertha Rodríguez (Chatin).
uranium mined on the Navajo Reservation has crafts a traditional Cree hunting drum and recalls
2003, 30 min. Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles.
been used. New York premiere. his experiences hunting on the land. US premiere.
A look at the destructive impacts the construction
of the Oaxaca–Isthmus–Huatulco Superhighway THE SNOWBOWL EFFECT NA FLORENTINA
will have on thousands of indigenous people in
Klee Benally (Navajo). 2005, 56 min. US. José Manuel Valencia (Zapotec). 2005, 7 min. Mexico.
Oaxaca. US premiere.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Arizona's San Francisco Peaks, revered by more
than a dozen Native American tribes, have Florentina Gallegos Luis, a grandmother in
PA' PODER QUE NOS DEN TIERRA/POWER
endured a history of development. This documentary Juchitán, Oaxaca, prepares totopos (baked corn
TO GIVE US LAND
looks at the ongoing efforts of a coalition of tribes tortillas) for sale in the town square. The process
Mauricio Acosta (Nasa). 2005, 22 min. Colombia.
and environmentalists to protect the Peaks. is painstaking and laborious—and undervalued.
Produced by Grupo de Video del Tejido de Comunicación
and Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del
Cauca. In Nasa and Spanish with English subtitles. 4:15 pm
In Colombia’s Cauca region, the Nasa (Paez) K'EVUJEL TA JTEKLUM/SONG OF OUR LAND
MAUNA KEA – TEMPLE UNDER SIEGE Pedro Daniel López (Tzotzil). 2005, 36 min. Mexico.
people’s movement known as “Freedom for
Mother Earth” has long fought to recover their Puhipau (Native Hawaiian) and Joan Lander. 2006, 57 Produced by Proyecto Videoastas Indígenas de la
lands. This video documents the group’s recent min. US. English and Hawaiian with English subtitles. Frontera Sur. In Tzotzil with English subtitles.
protest, which resulted in harsh reprisals and This film explores the legends and beliefs that An insider’s guide to the Tzotzil musical tradition
suffering for the community. US premiere. make the volcanic mountain Mauna Kea a vital in Zinacantán, Chiapas, where musicians
part of Native Hawaiian cultural and political participate in traditional rituals and contribute
SACHATA KISHIPICHIK MANI/I AM THE survival. Should the mountain's summit be used to the continuity of their culture. US premiere.
DEFENDER OF THE FOREST for astronomical observatories or preserved
as a cultural landscape sacred to the Hawaiian
Eriberto Gualinga (Sarayaku Kichwa). 2003, 21 min. 1:50 pm
people? New York premiere.
Ecuador. Produced by the community of Sarayaku.
In Kichwa with English subtitles. NATCHILIAGNIAQTUGUK AAPAGULU/SEAL
Indigenous women in the community of Sarayaku HUNTING WITH DAD
lead the resistance to the exploration for oil 11 am – 6 pm Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiaq). 2005, 11 min. US.
when an Argentinian petroleum company comes Producer: Edna A. Maclean (Inupiaq).
into their territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon. DIKER PAVILION FOR NATIVE ARTS
An Inupiaq father teaches his son to hunt seals
US premiere. AND CULTURES
on the frozen Arctic Ocean off the northern coast
of Alaska. New York premiere.
DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS DIET OF SOULS
LYE EACH SCREENING SECTION. John Houston. 2004, 48 min. Canada. English and
Dax Thomas (Laguna Pueblo/Acoma Pueblo). 2005,
Inuktitut with English subtitles.
5 min. US. 11 am
Poetic expressions of traditional Inuit ways of
An evocative experimental film takes on the knowing and the observations of hunters and
GUARDIANES DEL MAÍZ/GUARDIANS OF
concept of culture in today’s world. New York elders evoke the profound spirituality of the
premiere. ancient covenant between the Inuit and the animals
Guillermo Monteforte. 2005, 36 min. Mexico.
Produced by Ojo de Agua Comunicación, Oaxaca, for they hunt—and the difficulty of preserving this
the Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juárez of way of life today. US premiere.
Oaxaca. In Spanish with English subtitles.
SACHATA KISHIPICHIK MANI/I AM THE DEFENDER OF THE FOREST
11 am – 6 pm
D A I LY
SCREENINGS MEETING ROOM 1
11 am – 4:45 pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS
EACH SCREENING SECTION.
DIKER PAVILION FOR NATIVE ARTS
UNAKULUK, DEAR LITTLE ONE
KMOOTS’I LOOBIL IN KAAJAL/THE ANCIENT
ROOTS OF MY TOWN
SMUDGE Leonarda Mex (Yucatec Maya). 2005, 27 min. Mexico.
Gail Maurice (Métis). 2005, 12 min. Canada. Produced In Yucatec Maya and Spanish with English subtitles.
by the National Film Board of Canada. Community members compare life in the small
First Nations women in Toronto celebrate their town of San Antonio Sodzil, Yucatan, before and
right to worship in their own ways—drumming, after an agave processing plant was built there in
singing or using sweetgrass—spiritual practices 1935.
that may seem at odds with the busy city. New
York premiere. 11:45 am
MEDICINE WALKER FIRST FIRE
Gregory Coyes (Métis). 2004, 48 min. Canada. Nathan Young (Pawnee/Delaware/Kiowa). 2004. 11 min.
FIRST FIRE US. Produced by the Fort Gibson Public Schools, Fort
Artist and educator Dale Auger goes on medicine Gibson, Oklahoma. In Cherokee with English subtitles.
walks with elders of his own people, the Sagaw
Cree of northern Alberta, and of the Haida of A claymation by Cherokee high school students
Haida Gwaii. US premiere. tells the story of how the least likely of all the
animals succeeded in bringing fire to the world.
NIKAN IKON TI TOPAJCHA/THIS IS HOW WE
HEAL OURSELVES HERE SPIDER KID
José Luís Matías (Nahua). 2003, 15 min. Mexico. In Cha-Tah Gould (Choctaw/Ohlone/Arapaho). 2005,
Spanish and Nahuatl with English subtitles. 8 min. US.
In Zitlala, Guerrero, the Nahua people’s tradition When a crazed villain kidnaps a young Hoopa
of herbal medicine continues to be a vital girl, a superhero comes to the rescue.
resource for the health of the community. New
York premiere. MARBLE GANGSTA
Shelby Ray (Navajo). 2005, 4 min. US. Produced by
4:45 pm Indigenous Action Media, Flagstaff.
A young girl wakes from a nightmarish future
NUMBE WHAGEH (OUR CENTER PLACE)
where skateboarding is illegal, only to be con-
Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa of Santa Clara Pueblo). fronted by her greatest fear.
2005, 10 min. US.
This video explores the significance of artist Nora BY THE RAPIDS
Naranjo-Morse’s earth sculpture commissioned
Joseph Lazare (Mohawk). 2005, 4 min. Canada.
by the city of Albuquerque as a response to a
Produced by Big Soul Productions.
controversial public sculpture marking the 400th
year after New Mexico’s “discovery” by the In a comic animation, an urban teen is shown the
Spanish. ropes in his parents' hometown on the rez.
NUMBE WHAGEH (OUR CENTER PLACE) IAUARETÊ: WATERFALL OF THE JAGUARS 12:45 pm
Vincent Carelli. 2006, 48 min. Brazil. Produced by
Video in the Villages and the National Institute of VIDEO FROM OJOS DIVERSOS
Historic and Artistic Patrimony, Brazil. In Portuguese
and Tukano with English subtitles. WORKSHOPS WITH NATIVE YOUTH OF OAXACA LED
BY OJO DE AGUA COMUNICACIÓN.
Leaders of the Tariano Indians of the northwestern
Amazon region of Brazil undertake a cultural TALLER EN JUCHITÁN/WORKSHOP IN JUCHITÁN
revitalization project after many decades of Maximino Rojas. 2006, 9 min. Mexico. Produced by
Christian missionization, revisiting their sacred Ojo de Agua Comunicación, Oaxaca. In Spanish with
places and reconstructing an old ceremonial English subtitles.
house. US premiere.
In this behind-the-scenes look at the Ojo Diversos
Video Project in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca,
young filmmakers talk about their works.
SANTIAGO XANICA: SEIS ANOS DE LUCHA Y Love and admiration inspire a young girl to create an Dynamic ensemble acting and compelling stories
RESISTENCIA imaginative and touching portrait of her baby sister. are hallmarks of Canada’s first-ever Aboriginal
Sergio Ramírez and Leoncio Cruz. 2006, 10 min. television drama series, which explores the harsh
Mexico. Produced by Ojo de Agua Comunicación, realities of life in the Regina neighborhood
Oaxaca and the Committee for the Defense of RED BRICK ROAD known as “Moccasin Flats.” Stay tuned for a
Indigenous Rights. In Spanish with English subtitles. Gaa Dibaatjimat Ngaashi-Stay in School Project, heady mix of love and tragedy, heartache and
Toronto. 2005, 9 min. Canada. redemption in these two episodes from Season
A portrait of community life in the Zapotec town III. US premiere.
of Santiago Xanica in southern Oaxaca, includes Young students wrote and acted in this film
its political organization, the construction of about an at-risk girl who finds help from the
houses, farming and natural medicine. world of the spirits.
11 am – 6 pm
EL MAR ES DE TODOS/THE SEA BELONGS TO THAT GIRL
ALL OF US Willardina Silvas (Western Mono). 2004, 13 min. US. THE SCREENING ROOM
Hugo Arellanes, Lukas Avendaño, Guadalupe Nuñez, Produced by the Owens Valley Community
Amílcar Vicente-Meneses. 2006, 3 min. Mexico. Development Center, Bishop, California. Community
Produced by Ojo de Agua Comunicación, Oaxaca. In
Actors: Violet Falling Star Johnson, Willardina Silvas. DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS
Spanish with English subtitles.
EACH SCREENING SECTION.
A tender journey into the heart of a girl who tries
Young Native filmmakers follow the fisherman to fit in at a new high school.
as they make nets and fish off of the beach of 11 am
Juchitán de Zaragoza in Oaxaca. repeated at 12:10 pm
1:30 pm VIDEO FROM NATIVE LENS Alejandro Rossi. 2004, 56 min. Peru. In Spanish and
Huanca with English subtitles.
COUREURS DE NUIT/NIGHT HUNTERS WORKSHOPS WITH NATIVE YOUTH OF THE SEATTLE
Chanouk Néwashish (Atikamek). 2005, 3 min. Canada. AREA LED BY NATIVE LENS. Young indigenous people who have grown up in
Produced by Wapikoni Mobile. In English and Lima find community and a sense of self through
Atikamekw with English subtitles. BECOMING their participation in hauylarsh competitions,
adapting and claiming an ancient Quechua ritual
A poetic evocation of the experience of being a teenager Native Lens. 2006, 3 min. US. Produced by Longhouse
dance still performed in highland communities.
in the rural community of Wemotaci, Quebec. Media, Seattle.
New York premiere.
Pride in their culture identity uplifts the youth of
EN-WHY-OH the Suquamish Dance Group as they prepare to
perform at the opening of an exhibition at the
Wesley Woods (Athabascan). 2006, 10 min. US.
Produced by the Media Education Development National Museum of the American Indian.
UNAKULUK, DEAR LITTLE ONE
Institute of Alaska (MEDIAK), Anchorage. Marie-Helene Cousineau and Mary Kunuk (Inuit). 2005,
This film spotlights the 2006 Native Youth WHY WE PLAY BASKETBALL 46 min. Canada.
Olympics, an annual event where about 500 Native Lens. 2006, 1 min. US. Produced by Longhouse
In Inuit culture, adopting a child from a relative,
young people from villages across Alaska com- Media, Seattle.
friend or acquaintance is common. This
pete in traditional Native games. A poem by Coeur d’Alene/Spokane writer documentary explores family relations through
Sherman Alexie, animated by Seattle area Native the personal histories of women who have
2:15 pm youth, gives a nostalgic view of growing up on experienced adoption in one way or another.
the rez, Native pride, and, of course, basketball. New York premiere.
¿A DÓNDE VA TU BASURA?/WHERE DOES
YOUR TRASH GO? REZ LIFE 2:10 pm
Jaime Magaña (Maya). 2006, 5 min. Mexico. repeated at 3:20 pm
David Aleck, Nick Clark and Martin Edwards. 2005, 3
Produced by Yoochel Kaaj, Mérida. In Spanish with
min. US. Produced by Longhouse Media, Seattle.
English subtitles. TEACHINGS OF THE TREE PEOPLE: THE WORK
A poetic film about the choices a boy faces on OF BRUCE MILLER
In an experimental video, the filmmaker looks at his path to manhood on the reservation.
the relationship between people and their trash. Katie Jennings. 2006, 58 min. US.
Bruce Miller—who was also known by the
4:45 pm Skokomish name subiyay—lived in New York in
LA LEYENDA DE LOS VIENTOS DE FUEGO/THE
LEGEND OF THE FIRE WINDS the 1970s, working in Native American theater
Moccasin Flats and as a member of the La MaMa Experimental
Zenaida Pérez (Mixe). 2006, 28 min. Mexico. Produced
Theater. Miller later returned home to the
by Mirada Biónica, Oaxaca. In Spanish and Mixe with WHOSE TEAM ARE YOU ON? Skokomish Reservation to devote his life to passing
Lorne Cardinal (Cree). 2005, 24 min. Canada. Series on the language, art, and traditional knowledge
creators and executive producers: Laura J. Milliken and of his people. New York premiere.
A documentary traces the history of Community Radio
Jennifer Podemski. Produced by Big Soul Productions.
Jnpoj in northeast Oaxaca’s Santa Maria Tlahuitolopec.
and 4:30 pm
THE OTHER SIDE WATERBUSTER
Rob King. 2005, 24 min. Canada. Series creators and For description see Saturday, 10:30 am, The
A NEW DAY IN A NEW LIFE
executive producers: Laura J. Milliken and Jennifer Screening Room.
Nicole Auginash (Ojibwe). 2005, 6 min. US. Produced Podemski. Produced by Big Soul Productions.
by In Progress/Four Directions Charter School,
Minneapolis/St. Paul. Actors: Candace Fox, Ron Harris, Andrea Lewis,
Michael Leisen, Andrea Menard, Sarah Podemski,
N AT I V E A M E R I C A N DIKER PAVILION FOR CANE MUSIC
NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURE Nathan Young (Pawnee/Delaware/Kiowa)
FILM + VIDEO 2005, 6 min. US
F E S T I VA L 2 0 0 6 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NUEVO AMANECER/NEW DAWN
Sergio Julián Caballero (Mixtec)
AT- A - G L A N C E Traditionally Modern 2005, 13 min. MEXICO
BUSCANDO EL AZUL/SEARCHING FOR BLUE
INDIANS FOR INDIANS: A RADIO PROGRAM
Ava Hamilton (Arapaho)
2003, 45 min. PERU
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 2005, 12 min. US
DE LA TIERRA A LA PANTALLA/FROM LAND
AUDITORIUM TO SCREEN
Paul M. Rickard (Cree)
Juan Francisco Salazar
2005, 65 min. CANADA
2004, 38 min. AUSTRALIA/CHILE
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
THE JOURNALS OF KNUD RASMUSSEN
Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit) and
Norman Cohn Dominique Jonard
2006, 112 min. CANADA/DENMARK AUDITORIUM 2004, 5 min. MEXICO
Our Languages, Our Stories KURITA KAHERI: MESSENGER OF THE GODS
Pavel Rodríguez (P’urhepecha)
Off-site Screening 2006, 16 min. MEXICO
10:00 am – 11:15 am
DONNELL MEDIA CENTER
20 W. 53RD STREET HANONDAGONYES “TOWN DESTROYER”
TWO WINTERS: TALES FROM ABOVE THE EARTH
G. Peter Jemison (Seneca)
Carol Geddes (Tlingit)
2005, 12 min. US
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 2004, 27 min. CANADA
Cherokee Dreams POPUL VUH: THE QUICHÉ MAYA
4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Ana María Pávez
2006, 11 min. CHILE New Short Fiction
Joseph Erb (Cherokee)
2004, 26 min. US
TAINÁ-KAN, THE BIG STAR KINNAQ NIGAQTUQTUAQ/THE SNARING
INDIAN COUNTRY DIARIES: SPIRAL OF FIRE Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Inupiaq)
2005, 16 min. BRAZIL
Carol P. Cornsilk (Cherokee) 2005, 13 min. US
2006, 86 min. US
11:15 am – 1:15 pm THE WINTER CHILL
Paul M. Rickard (Cree)
2006, 25 min. CANADA
WHY SAVE A LANGUAGE?
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 Sally Thompson
2006, 27 min. US SUNSHINE
Elizabeth Day (Ojibwe)
2005, 8 min. US
AUDITORIUM FEMALE RAIN – NILTS’A BI’ÁÁD
Velma K. Craig (Navajo)
2006, 2 min. US SHARE THE WEALTH
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Bennie Klain (Navajo)
2006, 7 min. US
My First Contact RADIO ÑOMNDAA: THE WORD OF WATER
2006, 16 min. MEXICO
MARANGMOTXINGO MÏRANG/FROM THE 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
IKPENG CHILDREN TO THE WORLD
Karané Txicão (Ikpeng), GOODNIGHT IRENE
Sterlin Harjo (Creek/Seminole)
Heart of Courage
Kumaré Txicão (Ikpeng) and
Natuya Yuwipo Txicão (Ikpeng) 2004, 14 min. US
2002, 35 min. BRAZIL NEWEN/LIFE-FORCE
Jennifer Aguilera Silva (Mapuche)
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm 2004, 4 min. CHILE
MY FIRST CONTACT
Mari Corrêa and Kumaré Txicão (Ikpeng)
2005, 56 min. BRAZIL KEEPERS OF THE LANGUAGE: MILDRED MILLIEA
René Poirier and Anne Levi (Mi’kmaq)
2003, 24 min. CANADA
COCANCHEJ SUTIMPY/IN THE NAME OF OUR 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Humberto Claros (Quechua)
LA CUMBIA DEL MOLE
2005, 47 min. BOLIVIA PATRICK ROSS
Lila Downs (Mixtec) and Johnny Moreno
Ervin Chartrand (Métis)
2006, 4 min. MEXICO
2006, 6 min. CANADA
VENCIENDO EL MIEDO/CONQUERING FEAR
María Morales (Aymara)
2004, 55 min. BOLIVIA HOMBRES Y MUJERES IKOOTS/IKOOTS MEN
SU NAA (MY BIG BROTHER)
Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot'in)
2005, 11 min. CANADA
2004, 13 min. MEXICO
DIKER PAVILION FOR
NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURE SUCKERFISH
RADIO CHANUL POM, FROM THE HEART OF
THE CHIAPAS HIGHLANDS Lisa Jackson (Ojibwe)
2005, 9 min. CANADA
José Alfredo Jiménez (Tzotzil)
2005, 19 min. MEXICO
10:30 am A HORSE CALLED MEMORY
HAVASUPAI Judith Norris (Cree)
URATARIMANTA: THIS IS DEMOCRACY FOR US 2005, 15 min. CANADA
Dustinn Craig (White Mountain
César Galindo Apache/Navajo)
2005, 51 min. PERU/SWEDEN 2005, 6 min. US
KA HAKA RONGO/TO LISTEN
Sergio M. Rapu (Rapanui)
DULCE CONVIVENCIA/SWEET GATHERING 2005, 2 min. US
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Filoteo Gómez (Mixtec)
2004, 18 min. MEXICO
THE BORDER CROSSED US HALF OF ANYTHING
Rachael J. Nez (Navajo) Jonathon S. Tomhave (Hidatsa/Hocak/
2005, 26 min. US Prairie Band Potawatomi)
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 2006, 24 min. US
DREAMS New Navajo Cinema
Yolanda Cruz (Chatin) 1:45 pm – 3:05 pm
2005, 30 min. MEXICO
Nanobah Becker (Navajo) CRAZY IND’N
CHERANASTICOTOWN 2006, 8 min. US
Ian Skorodin (Choctaw)
Dante Cerano (P’urhepecha) and
2005/2006, 25 min. US
Eduviges Tomás (P’urhepecha)
2004, 22 min. MEXICO 5TH WORLD
Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo) SMOKE BREAK
2005, 75 min. US
Sally Kewayosh (Ojibwe/Cree)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 2005, 3 min. US
Franklin Quizhpe (Saraguro Kichwa) MEETING ROOM 1 THE WAGON-BURNER
2005, 21 min. ECUADOR Terrence Houle (Blood)
2003, 4 min. CANADA
LA CUMBRE SAGRADA/THE SACRED This Is Who I Am
Mariano Estrada (Tzeltal) 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CONTEST
2003, 27 min. MEXICO Sunrise Tippeconnie (Comanche/Navajo)
2006, 17 min. US
NOT JUST A HALFBREED
Jason T. Friesen (Métis) MONOTONY
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm 2005, 22 min. CANADA Ginew Benton (Ojibwe/Cree)
2005, 3 min. US
GESTURE DOWN (I DON’T SING)
Cedar Sherbert (Kumeyaay) THE DUCK, THE MAN, THE WOMAN
2006, 10 min. US Jason T. Friesen (Métis)
2005, 4 min. CANADA 3:05 pm – 4:00 pm
THE LAST TREK
Ramona Emerson (Navajo) PLASTIC WARRIORS DIVIDED BY ZERO
2006, 30 min. US Amy Tall Chief (Osage) Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis)
2004, 26 min. US 2006, 16 min. CANADA
NGANAWENDAANAN NDE’ING (I KEEP
THEM IN MY HEART) APPLES AND INDIANS MATTO SAINA-TA AS HURAO/THE
Shannon Letandre (Ojibwe/Cree) Lorne Olson (Métis) RETURN OF THE ELDER HURAO
2006, 6 min. CANADA 2006, 5 min. CANADA Alex Muñoz (Chamorro)
2006, 1 min. US
Continued on next page
3:45 pm – 6:00 pm 4:15 pm
N AT I V E A M E R I C A N
FILM + VIDEO TWO WORLDS COLLIDING MAUNA KEA – TEMPLE UNDER SIEGE
Tasha Hubbard (Cree) Puhipau (Native Hawaiian) and Joan Lander
F E S T I VA L 2 0 0 6 2005, 49 min. CANADA 2006, 57 min. US
AT- A - G L A N C E
CIRCLE OF JUSTICE
Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq) and Diane Barnes 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2004, 51 min. CANADA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
MEMORY IN BONES
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 Gail Maurice (Métis)
MESKANAHK (MY PATH) 2005, 3 min. CANADA
Kevin Burton (Cree)
2005, 10 min. CANADA
AUDITORIUM MOHAWK GIRLS
Tracey Deer (Mohawk)
GRACE 2005, 63 min. CANADA
Darwyn Roanhorse (Navajo) Our Lands Are Not for Sale
2005, 11 min. US
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
DIKER PAVILION FOR
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm LA TIERRA ES NUESTRA ESPERANZA/ NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURE
THE LAND IS OUR HOPE: RESISTANCE TO
THE “PLAN PUEBLA PANAMA”
DÍA 2/DAY 2
Violeta Chávez (Zapotec) and Bertha Rodríguez (Chatin). Tradition Keepers
Dante Cerano (P’urhepecha)
2003, 30 min. MEXICO
2004, 23 min. MEXICO
11:00 am – 12:20 pm
PA’ PODER QUE NOS DEN TIERRA/POWER
MY MOTHER’S REBOZO
TO GIVE US LAND GUARDIANES DEL MAÍZ/GUARDIANS
Itandehui Jansen (Mixtec/Dutch)
2005, 75 min. MEXICO/THE NETHERLANDS
Mauricio Acosta (Nasa) OF THE CORN
2005, 22 min. COLOMBIA Guillermo Monteforte
2005, 36 min. MEXICO
SACHATA KISHIPICHIK MANI/I AM THE
DEFENDER OF THE FOREST MANOOMIN: A MINNESOTA WAY OF LIFE
THE SCREENING ROOM
Eriberto Gualinga (Sarayaku Kichwa) Theresa Konechne
2003, 21 min. ECUADOR 2005, 23 min. US
10:30 am 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm 12:20 pm – 1:50 pm
repeated on Sunday at 4:30 pm
LYE CHARLIE MAKES A DRUM
Dax Thomas (Laguna Pueblo/Acoma Pueblo) Neil Diamond (Cree) and Philip Lewis
J. Carlos Peinado (Mandan/Hidatsa)
2005, 5 min. US 2004, 24 min. CANADA
2006, 78 min. US
SIPAKAPA NO SE VENDE/SIPAKAPA IS NOT NA FLORENTINA
FOR SALE José Manuel Valencia (Zapotec)
repeated at 1:20 pm Alvaro Revenga 2005, 7 min. MEXICO
2005, 55 min. GUATEMALA
HISTORY OF THE IÑUPIAT 1961, K’EVUJEL TA JTEKLUM/SONG OF OUR LAND
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
THE DUCK-IN Pedro Daniel López (Tzotzil)
Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiaq) 2005, 36 min. MEXICO
2005, 30 min. US THE SHIRT
Shelley Niro (Mohawk)
2003, 6 min. CANADA 1:50 pm – 3:10 pm
Karin Williams (Cook Islands)
2006, 30 min. US YELLOW DUST NATCHILIAGNIAQTUGUK/SEAL HUNTING
Shonie De La Rosa (Navajo) WITH DAD
2003, 7 min. US Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Inupiaq)
2:35 pm 2005, 11 min. US
Repeated at 3:10 pm THE SNOWBOWL EFFECT
Klee Benally (Navajo)
IF THE NAME HAS TO GO . . . 2005, 56 min. US
Monica Braine (Assiniboine)
2004, 24 min. US
DIET OF SOULS 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm WHY WE PLAY BASKETBALL
John Houston Native Lens
2004, 48 min. CANADA 2006, 1 min. US
TALLER EN JUCHITÁN/WORKSHOP IN
Maximino Rojas REZ LIFE
3:10 pm – 4:45 pm 2006, 9 min. MEXICO David Aleck, Nick Clark and Martin Edwards
2005, 3 min. US
SMUDGE SANTIAGO XANICA
Gail Maurice (Métis) Sergio Ramírez Vásquez and Leoncio Cruz
2005, 12 min. CANADA 2006, 10 min. MEXICO 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
MEDICINE WALKER Moccasin Flats
EL MAR ES DE TODOS/THE SEA BELONGS
Gregory Coyes (Métis) TO ALL OF US
2004, 48 min. CANADA Hugo Arellanes, Lukas Avendaño, WHOSE TEAM ARE YOU ON?
Guadalupe Nuñez, and Lorne Cardinal (Cree)
Amílcar Vicente-Meneses 2005, 24 min. CANADA
NIKAN IKON TI TOPAJCHA/THIS IS HOW
2006. 3 min. MEXICO
WE HEAL OURSELVES HERE
José Luis Matías (Nahua) THE OTHER SIDE
2003, 15 min. MEXICO Rob King
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 2005, 24 min. CANADA
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm COUREURS DE NUIT/NIGHT RUNNERS
Chanouk Néwashish (Atikamek) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2005, 3 min. CANADA
NUMBE WHAGEH (OUR CENTER PLACE)
Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa of Santa Trudell
Clara Pueblo) EN-WHY-OH
2005, 10 min. US Wesley Woods (Athabascan) TRUDELL
2006, 10 min. US Heather Rae (Cherokee)
IAUARETÊ: WATERFALL OF THE JAGUARS 2004, 80 min. US
2006, 48 min. BRAZIL 2:15 pm – 3:10 pm
¿A DÓNDE VA TU BASURA?/WHERE DOES THE SCREENING ROOM
YOUR TRASH GO?
MEETING ROOM 1 Jaime Magaña (Maya) Community
2006, 5 min. MEXICO
New Generations 11:00 am
LA LEYENDA DE LOS VIENTOS DE FUEGO/THE repeated at 12:10 pm
11:00 am LEGEND OF THE FIRE WINDS
Zenaida Pérez (Mixe) LIMA ¡WAS!
2006, 28 min. MEXICO
KMOOTSI LOOBIL IN KAAJAL/THE ANCIENT Alejandro Rossi
ROOTS OF MY TOWN 2004, 56 min. PERU
Leonarda Mex (Yucatec Maya)
2005, 27 min. MEXICO
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm
A NEW DAY IN A NEW LIFE
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Nicole Auginash (Ojibwe) UNAKULUK, DEAR LITTLE ONE
2005, 6 min. US
Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Mary
FIRST FIRE Kunuk (Inuit)
RED BRICK ROAD 2005, 46 min. CANADA
Nathan Young (Pawnee/Delaware/Kiowa)
2004, 11 min. US Gaa Dibaatijmat Ngaashi–Stay in School Project
2005, 9 min. CANADA
repeated at 3:20 pm
Cha-Ta Gould (Choctaw/Ohlone/Arapaho) and THAT GIRL
Marcella A. Ernest (Ojibwe) Willardina Silvas (Western Mono) TEACHINGS OF THE TREE PEOPLE:
2005, 8 min. US 2004, 13 min. US THE WORK OF BRUCE MILLER
2006, 58 min. US
Shelby Ray (Navajo) 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2005, 4 min. US 4:30 pm
BY THE RAPIDS Native Lens
J. Carlos Peinado (Hidatsa/Mandan)
Joseph Lazare (Mohawk) 2006, 3 min. US
2006, 78 min. US
2005, 4 min. CANADA
Gaa dibaatijimat Ngaashi-Stay In School Program, Toronto; Deborah Lamal, Gary Farmer Gallery
2 0 0 6 F E S T I VA L Indigenous Action Media, Flagstaff; Indigenous Media Arts
Group, Vancouver; In Progress, St. Paul; Institute of
Irma Larios, Karina Escamilla, Carolina Ferreras and Aldo
Sánchez, Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
SUPPORT American Indian Arts Summer Workshop in Film and
Television, Santa Fe; MEDIAK/Media Education Development
Terry Lawler, New York Women in Film and Television
Ruby Lerner, Creative Capital
Institute of Alaska, Anchorage; Mirada Biónica, Oaxaca; Deborah and Larry Littlebird
Native Lens/Longhouse Media, Seattle; Ojos Diversos, Cynthia Lopez and Irene Villaseñor, P.O.V.-American
Oaxaca; National Film Board of Canada; National Screen Documentary
Institute, Canada; National Video Resources, New York; Stephen Loring and William Fitzhugh, National Museum
Native Voices Program, University of Washington, Seattle; of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
The Native American Film + Video Festival has Owens Valley Community Development Center, California; Victor Masayesva, Jr.
Project Resolve, Los Angeles; Salmon River Central School, Mike Mashon, Library of Congress Motion Picture,
been made possible in part with public funds
New York; Sundance Institute Native Initiative, Los Angeles Broadcasting and Sound Division
from the New York State Council on the Arts, and Park City; Tribeca All Access Connects, New York; Molly McCracken
a state agency. This project received generous Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cuzco, Peru; Tazbah McCullah, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
support from the Smithsonian Center for Latino Wapikoni Mobile, Montreal; Yoochel Kaaj, Yucatan. Cara Mertes, Documentary Program, Sundance Institute
Elizabeth Meyers and Katherine Washington, ITVS
Initiatives through Federal Funds. Special support Daniela Michel and Carlos Garza, Morelia Film Festival
provided by the Academy Foundation of the OUR THANKS TO: N. Scott Momaday
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Robert Archibald, Australian Consulate General Andre Morriseau, Secretariat, National Aboriginal
Support has also been received from Ford Barbara Abrash, Center for Media, Culture and History, Achievement Awards
New York University Richardson Morse
Foundation, LEF Foundation, and the NMAI Jon Alpert, DCTV Alberto Muenala, Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Cine y
National Council. Support for the screening of Frieda and Jim Arth, Santa Fe Comunicación de Los Pueblos Indígenas (CLACPI)
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen in Washington, Patricia Aufderheide, Center for Social Media, Priscilla Neri
American University Sergio Novelo, Centro de Video Indígena Yucatán
D.C., has been provided by the Canadian Embassy.
Orvel Baldridge and Lisa Turnbull-Lewis, International Marie Nesthus and Elizabeth McMahon, Donnell Media Center
Cherokee Film Festival Sandra Sunrising Osawa
Lucius Barre Michael Pahn, NMAI Media Archives
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE ASSISTANCE OF: Sally Berger, The Museum of Modern Art Peggy Parsons and Vicki Toye, National Gallery of Art
Anchor Bay Entertainment Ruth Bolan and Annie Moriyasu, Pacific Islanders in Richard Peña, New York Film Festival
Asian CineVision Communications Tom Piper
Big River Media, Colville Berta Benally, Blackfire Louise Profeit-LeBlanc and Ian Reid, the Canada Council
Big Soul Productions Francine Berkowitz, Smithsonian International Center Heather Rae
Canada Council for the Arts Brian Newman, Tania Blanich and Lucila Moctezuma, Donald Ranvaud, Buena Onda Films
CONACULTA National Video Resources B. Ruby Rich
Deluxe Laboratories Robert Borrero, American Museum of Natural History Rosemary Richmond, Executive Director, American Indian
Donnell Media Center, The New York Public Library Steve Buck, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe Community House
Downtown Community Television Vincent Carelli and Mari Corrêa, Video nas Aldeias Deborah Rothberg, National Museum of Natural History,
The Ghetto Film School Ray Carney, Boston University, Department of Film and Smithsonian Institution
The Hamptons International Film Festival Television Nan Rubin, Community Media Resources
ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Festival Janu Cassidy, Michelle Akina and Jeremy Spears, Bird Runningwater, Native Initiative, Sundance Institute
Independent Television Service (ITVS) Hawaiian Cultural Foundation Ivan Sanjínés, CEFREC, Bolivia
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Amelia, Pedro and Ariel Ceja, Ceja Vineyards John Sayles and Maggie Renzi
Manitoba Arts Council Raquel Chapa Peter Scarlet and Nancy Schafer, Tribeca Film Festival
Margaret Mead Film Festival Elaine Charnov and Kathy Brew, Margaret Mead Film Festival Sean Shodahl, IFP
Mexican Cultural Institute Paolo Cherchi-Usai, Australian Film Commission Jason Silverman
Native America Calling Linden Chubin Jill Simpson, Oklahoma Film and Music Commission
Native American Public Telecommunications Lisa Corriveau, Telefilm Canada Beverly Singer, University of New Mexico
Native Lens Jeffrey S. Crossman, Trade Commissioner, Canadian John Sirabella, National Film Board of Canada
Native Voices Program, University of Washington Consulate General, New York Chad Smith, Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
New Line Cinema Jim Cyrus and Jesse Cooday, American Indian Shirley Sneve and Penny Costello, Native American Public
Newberry Public Library Community House Telecommunications
New York University’s Center for Media, Culture and History Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Film Institute Reinaldo Spech, Clemencia Acevedo and Diara N’Daw-Spech,
New York University’s Center for Religion and Media Elizabeth Duggal, National Museum of Natural History, African Diaspora Film Festival
New York Women in Film and Television Smithsonian Institution Robert Stam, Cinema Studies, New York University
Pacifika New York Hawaiian Film Festival Ben-Alex Dupris Marina Stavenhagen, Women in Film and Television-Mexico
Paramount Pictures Ali El-Issa, Flying Eagle Woman Fund Flo Stone, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Qantas Airlines Chris Eyre Lisa Strout and Casey Helmes, New Mexico Film Office
Silvercup Studios Gary Farmer Mariella Stuart and Luis Figueroa, Videoteca Andina and FICAP
Title House Digital James Gandolfini Scott Swearingen and Sheila Swearingen
Tribeca All Access Connects Program Juan José García, Sergio Julián Caballero and Guillermo Russ Tallchief, Jacobson House Native Art Center
Tribeca Film Festival Monteforte, Ojo de Agua Comunicación Diana Taylor, Hemispheric Institute, New York University
P.O.V. - The American Documentary Scott Garen Elizabeth Theobald-Richards and Orlando Bagwell, the Ford
Unico Entertainment John Gianvito, Emerson College, Department of Foundation
Women Make Movies Visual & Media Arts Sandy Thompson, Kierstan Pickens and Filip Celander, Center
Faye Ginsburg, Center for Media, Culture and History, for Contemporary Arts
New York University Kim Tomadjoglou, American Film Institute, National Center
Barbara Gordon, Hirshhorn Museum of Art and for Film and Video Preservation
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Sculpture Garden John Trudell
The FVC wishes to express its gratitude to the Board of Danis Goulet, Kerry Swanson and Jason Ryle, Imagine Guillermo Ugarte, Ramiro Moreyra and Carmen Rosa Quirita
Directors of the George Gustav Heye Center for its interest NATIVE Film & Media Festival Bejar, Universidad Nacionál de San Antonio Abud del Cusco
and enthusiasm. For their continuous and successful efforts Sarah Green David Ugarte Vega Centano, Instituto Nacionál de Cultura, Peru
on behalf of the center’s program and its future development, Carlos Gutiérrez, Cinema Tropical Pegi Vail
FVC especially thanks Board members Howard Teich, Suzan Shown Harjo, Morningstar Foundation Tom Vick, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery,
Jane Safer and Peter Johnson. Brian Hearn, Oklahoma City Museum of Art Smithsonian Institution
The festival also wishes to recognize the important role Joanna Hearne, University of Missouri-Columbia Tom Vincent, Circle Cinema
played in its development over the years by Francis M. Karen Helmerson and Claude Meyer, New York State Anthony Vozza
Blythe, emeritus Executive Director of Native American Public Council on the Arts Tania Willard, Redwire Magazine
Telecommunications, and Douglas Evelyn, emeritus Deputy Mo Henry Pam Wintle, National Museum of Natural History,
Director, National Museum of the American Indian. Beth Janson and Jacqueline Rogers, Tribeca All Smithsonian Institution
Access Connects Jeff Breithaupt, Cultural Affairs Officer, and Anna Velasco,
We express our gratitude to the following organizations
Jim Jarmusch and Sara Driver Cultural Affairs Officer, Canadian Consulate General,
offering programs of study and professional workshops for
Jefferson John New York
Native emerging and youth media-makers:
Michael Kabotie Anne Delaney, Counsellor of Cultural Affairs, and Anna Gibbs
Aktubi Film + Music Academy, California; Big Soul Axel Köhler, Proyecto de Videastas Indígenas de la Frontera Sur Cultural Affairs Officer, Canadian Embassy, Washington
Productions, Toronto; Centro de Video Indigena, Yucatan; Mary Janzen, The Newberry Library Caroline Yeager, George Eastman House
Creative Capital, New York; Fort Gibson Schools, Oklahoma; Jin Jil Kim, Sandobe Restaurant Deborah Zimmerman, Women Make Movies
Circle of Justice The Duck, The Man, The Woman
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Cocanchej Sutimpy/In the Name of Our Coca Leaf Dulce Convivencia/Sweet Gathering
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P.O. Box 149 600 N.W. 29th St., #26 805 W. Fireweed Lane
Oley, PA 19547 Oklahoma City, OK 73103 Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 1-800-543-3764 Phone: 405-824-3627 Phone: 907-258-5002; Fax: 907-258-5011
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
URL: www.bullfrogfilms.com URL: www.mediak.net
Apples and Indians Nanobah Becker Female Rain – Nilts’ a Bi’áád
National Film Board of Canada Phone: 646-321-2313 BetterOnes Productions
1123 Broadway, Suite #307 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 17 Fuller Road
New York, NY 10010 Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 1-800-542-2164; Fax: 212-629-8502 Coureurs de Nuit/Night Hunter Phone: 617-393-1786
Email: email@example.com Wapikoni Mobile Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
URL: www.nfb.ca 3115, Chemin de la Cote-de-Liesse
Ville St. Laurent, QC H4N 2N4 CANADA First Fire
Becoming Phone: 514-283-3542; Fax: 514-283-3543 Fort Gibson Public Schools–Professional Development
Native Lens/Longhouse Media Email: email@example.com Center (see Cane Music)
117 E. Louisa St., #131 URL: www.wapikoni.ca
Seattle, WA 98102 Gesture Down (I Don’t Sing)
Phone: 206-387-2468 La Cumbia del Mole Cedar Sherbert
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact FVC@si.edu 1288 W. 23rd St., #7
URL: www.longhousemedia.org; Los Angeles, CA 90007
www.nativelens.org La Cumbre Sagrad/The Sacred Summit Phone: 213-749-8921; Fax: 213-749-8921
Comité de Defensa de la Libertad Indígena/Xinich Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Border Crossed Us Calle Jiménes 78-A, Col. Centro
Native Voices Palenque, Chiapas 29960 MEXICO Goodnight Irene
University of Washington Phone: 52-916-345-0841; Fax: 52-916-345-0054 Indion Film
Padelford Hall 514C-354305 Email: email@example.com 2727 E. 21st St., Suite #100
Seattle, WA 98195 Tulsa, OK 74114
Phone: 206-616-7498; Fax: 206-616-3122 Crazy Ind’n Phone: 918-749-6335; Fax: 918-749-5411
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Barcid Productions Email: email@example.com
URL: www.com.washington.edu/Program/ 1801 N. Kingsley Dr., #102 URL: www.indionfilm.com
MC/nativevoices Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-466-7400 Grace
By the Rapids Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Evolution Pictures
Big Soul Productions URL: www.barcid.com; www.crazyindn.com 5305 Cole St.
372 Richmond St. W., #301 Oakland, CA 94601
Toronto, ON M5V 1X6 CANADA De la Tierra a la Pantalla/From Land to Screen Phone: 415-786-3370
Phone: 416-598-7762; Fax: 416-598-5392 Juan Salazar Email: email@example.com
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Moai Films
URL: www.bigsoul.net 40 Henson St. Guardianes del Maíz/Guardians of the Corn
Marrickville, NSW 2204 AUSTRALIA Ojo de Agua Comunicación
Buscando el Azul/Searching for Blue Phone: 61-2-98525652; Fax: 61-2-95596895 3a Cerrada de Macedonio Alcalá 202-19, Colonia Díaz
Teleandes Producciones Email: email@example.com Ordáz, Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68040 MEXICO
Los Poetas 315, Matellini, Chorillos Phone: 52-951-515-3264
Lima, PERU Día 2/Day 2 Fax: 52-951-132-8996
Phone: 511-467-6169; Fax: 511-467-6169 Exe Video (see Cheranasticotown) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email: email@example.com URL: www.laneta.apc.org/ojodeagua
URL: www.teleandes.tv Diet of Souls
McNabb and Connolly Half of Anything
Cane Music 60 Brionwood Ave. jnh1066 Productions
Fort Gibson Public Schools–Professional Mississauga, ON L5G 3N6 CANADA 5209 Russell Ave. N.W., #105
Development Center Phone: 905-278-0566; Fax: 905-278-2801 Seattle, WA 98107
500 S. Ross Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 206-999-0396
Fort Gibson, OK 74434 URL: www.mcnabbconnolly.ca Email: email@example.com
Phone: 918-478-6417 URL: www.jnh1066.com
URL: www.ftgibson.k12.ok.us Divided by Zero Also distributed by Native Voices (see The Border
Vtape Crossed Us)
Charlie Makes a Drum 401 Richmond St. W., #452
Beesum Communications Toronto, ON M5V 3A8 CANADA Hanondagonyes “Town Destroyer”
5505 St. Laurent, Suite #3018 Phone: 416-351-1317; Fax: 416-351-1509 P.O. Box 239
Montreal, QC H2T 1S6 CANADA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Victor, NY 14564
Phone: 514-272-3077; Fax: 514-278-9914 URL: www.vtape.org Phone: 585-924-5414; Fax: 585-742-2353
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
URL: www.beesum-communications.com ¿A Dónde Va Tu Basura?/Where Does Your Trash Go?
Yoochel Kaaj Hapunda
Cheranasticotown Calle 61, #526-A x 66 & 66 A, Colonia Centro Quasart–l’Art du Mileu
Exe Video Mérida, Yucatán 97000 MEXICO Association Loi 1901
Juárez 57 Phone: 52-612-9852-5652; Fax: 52-612-9852-5424 26 bis, rue de la Fontaine au roi
Cheranatzicurin, Michoacán 60250 MEXICO Email: email@example.com Paris 75011, FRANCE
Phone: 52- 423-594-4050 URL: www.yoochel.org Phone: 331-48-0693-22
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Kinnaq Nigaqtuqtuaq/The Snaring Madman Medicine Walker
F E S T I VA L Kiyuga Productions
171 Russell St., #1R
Good Medicine Media Ltd.
231 West 22nd St.
DISTRIBUTORS Brooklyn, NY 11222
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2A2 CANADA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Kmootsi Loobil in Kaajal/The Roots of My Town
Sergio Novelo Memory in Bones
Centro de Video Indígena Yucatan Vtape (see Divided by Zero)
Havasupai Calle 58, #475, entre 53 y 55, Colon 19 Centro
Heard Museum Mérida, Yucatan 97000 MEXICO Meskanahk (My Path)
2301 N. Central Ave. Phone: 52-999-924-1753; Fax: 52-999-924-1753 Vtape (see Divided by Zero)
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 602-252-8840; Fax: 602-252-9757 Messenger
Email: email@example.com Kurita Kaheri: Messenger of the Gods Blackgum Mountain Productions
URL: www.heard.org Pavel Rodríguez RR1 Box 207-2
Luis M. Campos No. 230 Fracc. Peña Blanca Gore, OK 74454
History of the Iñupiat 1961, The Duck-In Morelia, Michoacán 58098 MEXICO Phone: 918-487-9878
North Slope Borough School District Phone: 52-443-319-8563 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 169, 1849 Momegana St. Email: email@example.com URL: www.blackgummountain.com
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: 907-852-5311; Fax: 907-852-9655 The Last Trek Moccasin Flats
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rezolution Films Big Soul Productions (see By the Rapids)
URL: www.nsbsd.org 1835 Palomas Dr. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87110 Mohawk Girls
Hombres y Mujeres Ikoots/Ikoots Men and Women Phone: 505-232-2619; Fax: 505-232-2619 Women Make Movies, Inc.
Media Llum Comunicación S. A. Email: email@example.com 462 Broadway, Suite #500
Av. Vía Gustavo Baz Prada 243, Dpto. 7, New York, NY 10013
Hacienda Echegaray La Leyenda de Los Vientos de Fuego/The Legend Phone: 212-925-0606; Fax: 212-925-2052
Naucálpan, 53300, México D.F., MEXICO, of the Fire Winds Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 52-55-5360-7433; Fax: 52-55-5373-33-24 Contact FVC@si.edu URL: www.wmm.com
Lima ¡Was! Monotony
A Horse Called Memory Productora Cineruna Ginew Benton
Vtape (See Divided by Zero) José Ragúz 126, Vista Alegre Phone: 631-404-7814
Lima 33, PERU Email: email@example.com
Iauaretê: Waterfall of the Jaguars Phone: 51-1-4495601
Vídeo Nas Aldeias (see Marangmotxingo Mïrang/From Email: firstname.lastname@example.org My First Contact
the Ikpeng Children to the World) Vídeo Nas Aldeias
Lye (see Marangmotxingo Mïrang/From the Ikpeng Children
If the Name Has to Go. . . Dax Thomas to the World)
Quietcoyote Video Productions P.O. Box 610
Phone: 202-210-2212 Casa Blanca, NM 87007 My Mother’s Rebozo
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jumpcuts
URL: www.quietcoyotevideo.com Mulderstraat 37 bis
Manoomin: A Minnesota Way of Life 3581 GP Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire White Earth Land Recovery Project Phone: 31-6-48-47-6144
VisionMaker Video 607 Main Ave. Email: email@example.com
1800 N. 33rd St. Callaway, MN 56521 URL: www.jumpcuts.nl
Lincoln, NE 68503 Phone: 218-375-2600 x 102, Fax: 218-375-2603
Phone: 877-868-2250; Fax: 402-472-8675 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Na Florentina
Email: email@example.com URL: www.welrp.org Contact FVC@si.edu
Marangmotxingo Mïrang/From the Ikpeng Natchiliagniaqtuguk Aapagalu/Seal Hunting
Indians for Indians: A Radio Program Children to the World with Dad
VisionMaker Video (see Indian Country Diaries: Vídeo Nas Aldeias (Video in the Villages) Kiyuga Productions (see Kinnaq Nigaqtuqtuaq/
Spiral of Fire) Rua de São Francisco 162, The Snaring Madman)
3120-070 Carmo, Olinda PE, BRAZIL
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen Phone: 55 (81) 3493 3063; Fax: 55 (81) 3493 3063 A New Day in a New Life
Isuma Distribution International Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Four Directions Charter School/In Progress
5764 Ave. Monkland, Suite #223 262 4th St. E., #501
Montréal, QC H4A 1E9 CANADA El Mar Es de Todos/The Sea Belongs to All of Us St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 514-486-0707; Fax: 514-486-9851 Ojos Diversos – Ojo de Agua Comunicación (see Phone: 612-805-0514; Fax: 651-225-8826
Email: email@example.com Guardianes del Maíz/Guardians of the Corn) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
URL: www.isuma.ca URL: www.in-progress.org
Ka Haka Rongo/To Listen Indigenous Action Media Newen/Life-Force
Sergio Rapu P.O. Box 1492 Base Producciones
P.O. Box 4725 Flagstaff, AZ 86002 14 Verona St., #2E
Kaneohe, HI 96744 Phone: 928-213-9063 Brooklyn, NY 11231
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 646-734-6690
URL: www.marafilms.com URL: www.indigenousaction.org Email: email@example.com
Keepers of the Language (Mildred Milliea) Matto Saina-Ta As Hurao/The Return of Nganawendaanan Nde'ing (I Keep Them in
Bear Paw Productions (see Circle of Justice) Our Elder Hurao My Heart)
Alex Muñoz National Film Board of Canada
K’evujel ta Jteklum/Song of Our Earth 8320 Lincoln Blvd., #202 (see Apples and Indians)
Proyecto de Videastas Indígenas de la Frontera Sur Los Angeles, CA 90045
CIESAS Sureste Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Nikan Ikon Ti Topajcha/This Is How We Heal
Carretera a San Juan Chamula Km. 3.5, Barrio La Ourselves Here
Quinta San Martín Mauna Kea – Temple Under Siege Ojo de Tigre Video/Mirada India
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas 29247 MEXICO Na Maka O Ka ‘Aina Av. Alvarez 3
Phone: 52-967-678-7124; 52-967-678-6921 P.O. Box 29 Acatlán, Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero,
Fax: 52-967-678-6528 Naalehu, HI 96772 41101 MEXICO
Email: email@example.com Phone: 808-929-9659; Fax: 808-929-9679 Phone: 52-756-473-3195
URL: www.ciesassureste.edu.mx Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com,
URL: www.namaka.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Not Just a Halfbreed Sipakapa No Se Vende/ Two Winters: Tales from Above the Earth
Chasing Pictures Inc. Sipakapa Is Not for Sale Film West Associates
2-675 Salsbury Dr. Caracol Producciones 2400 Hayman Rd.
Vancouver, BC V5L 3Z8 CANADA Email: email@example.com Kelowna, BC V1Z 1ZB CANADA
Phone: 604-721-8765 Phone: 888-982-3456; Fax: 250-769-5599
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Smoke Break Email: email@example.com
URL: www.chasingpictures.com Contact FVC@si.edu URL: www.filmwest.com
Nuevo Amanecer/New Dawn Smudge Two Worlds Colliding
Media Llum Comunicación S. A. (see Hombres National Film Board of Canada National Film Board of Canada
y Mujeres Ikoots/Ikoots Men and Women) (see Apples and Indians) (see Apples and Indians)
Numbe Whageh (Our Center Place) The Snowbowl Effect Umbral/Threshold
Vtape (See Divided by Zero) Indigenous Action Media (see Marble Gangsta) Franklin Quizhpe
Los Ríos 15-40 y Oriente
Pa’ Poder Que Nos Den Tierra/Power to Give Spider Kid Quito ECUADOR
Us Land Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 593-9-449-3782
Tejido de Comunicación–Asociación de Cabildos Also distributed by Native Voices Email: email@example.com
Norte del Cauca (ACIN) (see The Border Crossed Us)
Calle 3, #7A-20 Unakuluk, Dear Little One
Santander de Quilichao, Cauca COLOMBIA Su Naa (My Big Brother) Isuma Distribution International
Phone: 57-092-8293999 Vtape (see Divided by Zero) (see The Journals of Knud Rasmussen)
URL: www.nasaacin.net Suckerfish Uratarimanta: This Is Democracy for Us
Documentary Educational Resources Runa Films
Patrick Ross 101 Morse St. Sandfjärdsgatan 124-3TR
National Film Board of Canada (see Apples and Indians) Watertown, MA 02472 120 56 Årsta SWEDEN
Phone: 617-926-0491; Fax: 617-926-9519 Phone: 46-8-602-8708
Plastic Warriors Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Amy Tallchief URL: www.der.org
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Venciendo el Miedo/Conquering Fear
Sueños Binacionales/B-National Dreams CEFREC-CAIB (see Cocanchej Sutimpy/
Popul Vuh: The Quiché Maya Creation Myth Petate Productions In the Name of Our Coca Leaf)
Ana Pávez Phone: 323-665 6711; Fax: 323-467-5403
Manuela Cañas 2354, Vitacura Email: email@example.com The Wagon-Burner
Santiago, Chile URL: www.petate.com Vtape (see Divided by Zero)
Phone: 56-2-218-2684 Fax: 56-2-753-7520
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunshine Waterbuster
Wenonah Wilms Brave Boat Productions, Inc.
Radio Chanul Pom, from the Heart of the Phone: 612-360-7327 P.O. Box 693
Highlands of Chiapas Email: email@example.com Quechee, VT 05059
Sociedad Civil Las Abejas-Red de Comunicadores Boca URL: www.beadedroad.com Phone: 802-295-1342
de Pólen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calzada Roberta 36, Col. 31 de Marzo Tainá-Kan: The Big Star URL: www.waterbuster.org
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas 29229 MEXICO Kino Producoes Art. Ltda
Phone: 52-967-674-6400 Av. Epitacio Pessoa, 3400, #307 Why Save a Language?
Email: email@example.com Rio De Janeiro, RJ 22471-003, BRAZIL The University of Montana Bookstore
Phone: 55-21-88819510; Fax: 55-21-25116139 5 Campus Dr. (University Center)
Radio Ñomndaa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Missoula, MT 59812
Chiapas Media Project Phone: 406-243-1324; 888-333-1995
4834 N. Springfield El Taller en Juchitán/Workshop in Juchitán Fax: 406-243-2001
Chicago, IL 60625 Ojos Diversos –Ojo de Agua Comunicación Email: email@example.com
Phone: 773-583-7728; Fax: 773-583-7738 (see Guardianes del Maíz/Guardians of the Corn) URL: www.umtbookstore.com
URL: www.promediosmexico.org Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Why We Play Basketball
Bruce Miller Native Lens/Longhouse Media
Red Brick Road New Day Films (see Becoming)
Gaa Dibaatjimat Ngaashi–Stay in School Project 190 Route 17M
39 Corzon St. Harriman, NY 10926 The Winter Chill
Toronto, ON M4M 3B3 CANADA Phone: 888-367-9154; Fax: 845-774-2945 Achimist Film Inc.
Phone: 416-469-8044 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 103 Villeneuve St. W.
Email: email@example.com URL: www.newday.com Montreal, QC H2T 2R6 CANADA
Phone: 514-279-3507; Fax: 514-279-7493
Rez Life That Girl Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Native Lens/Longhouse Media (see Becoming) Akatubi Film + Music Academy
650 Woodland Dr. Yellow Dust
Sachata Kishpichik Mani/I Am the Defender Sierra Madre, CA 91024 Sheephead Films
of the Forest Phone: 626-355-4427; Fax: 626-355-4427 P.O. Box 434
Eriberto Gualinga Email: email@example.com Kayenta, AZ 86033
Sarayaku URL: www.yvonnerusso.com Phone: 928-697-3033; Fax: 928-697-8461
Puyo 16-01-785 ECUADOR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 59-32-887-684 La Tierra Es Nuestra Esperanza/ URL: www.sheepheadfilms.com
Email: email@example.com The Land Is Our Hope: Resistance to the
URL: www.sarayaku.com “Plan Puebla Panama” Yukon Circles
Ucizoni A.C. Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
Santiago Xanica Morelos Sur, #105 725 Christensen Drive #3
Ojos Diversos–Ojo de Agua Comunicación (see Matías Romero, Oaxaca 70300 MEXICO Anchorage, AK 99501
Guardianes del Maíz/Guardians of the Corn) Phone: 52-972-722-1646 Phone: 907-258-3337; Fax: 907-258-3339
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com;
Share the Wealth firstname.lastname@example.org
Trickster Films Trudell URL: www.yritwc.com
301 Wilmes Dr. Appaloosa Pictures
Austin, TX 78752 1317 W. Jefferson St.
Phone: 512-217-9878; Fax: 512-220-2717 Boise, Idaho 83702
Email: email@example.com Phone: 208-376-3653
URL: www.tricksterfilms.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vtape (see Divided by Zero)
National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institution
PERMIT NO. G-94
George Gustav Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
N AT I V E A M E R I C A N
Film + Video Festiva l 2006