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					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
    Programs Group
    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,
                                                                                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)                   
    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                              
    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.
    Filip Celander                                                              *Weekend Subway Service: Due to a temporary disruption in service,
    Ryan Garfman
    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,
    Tom Kotik
    Karl Mehrer                                                                 visit
    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.
    Elisita Balbontín
    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.
    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                              (English) or
    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
    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                            (English)
    Liz Hill (Ojibwe), Editor-in-Chief, American Indian Magazine
    Keevin Lewis, Community Services Coordinator
    Gussie Lehman, Community Services Producer
                                                                                www.redesindí (Español)
    Shannon Quist, Community Services Program Assistant
    Kathy Suter, Manager of Media Development
    Nancy Vickery, Community Services Program Specialist
                                                                                and NMAI’s Website at
    Cheryl Wilson, Webmaster
    Terence Winch, Head of Publications
    Holly Stewart, Publications Editor
    Niloo Tehranchi
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
Native artists.

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.

   Founding Director,
   Native American Film + Video Festival



    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

                                                                                                       Special Events
                                                                                                       LUCIE IDLOUT
                                                                                                       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
New Generations
                                                                                                       Public Theater.
                                                                                                       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 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
December 3:
                                                          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

                                                                                                       9 pm

                                                                                                       CLUB RED CAFÉ
                                                                                                       National Museum of the American Indian
                                                                          NUEVO AMANECER               Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Culture


                                                                                                          THE DUST DIVE

                                                                                                    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
                                              SCREENINGS                                            My First Contact

                                                                                                    7 pm – 9:30 pm
                                          THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
                                                                                                    INTRODUCED BY MARI CORRÊA AND
                                                                                                    KUMARÉ TXICÃO.
                                          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.
                                          NORMAN COHN.
                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                    AND CULTURES
                                          INTRODUCED BY JOSEPH ERB AND
                                          CAROL CORNSILK.
                                                                                                    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,
                                          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.

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.
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
                                                         Mohawk Girls
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
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,
                                                         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,
Deidra Castillo.

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.
                                                             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
                                                             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.
                                                             3:15 pm
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
                                                         AND WOMEN
                                                         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
English subtitles.
                                                         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.
                                                                                                                   GOODNIGHT IRENE
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)
3:00 pm
                                                         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
                                                         Ervin Chartrand (Métis). 2006, 6 min. Canada.           Potawatomi). 2006, 24 min. US. Produced by Native
                                                         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 . . . .

                                                                                                                 THE WAGON-BURNER
                                                                                                                 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
                                                       10:30 am
                                                       repeated on Sunday at 4:30 pm
                                                                                                               IF THE NAME HAS TO GO...
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.
Kevin Burton (Cree). 2005, 10 min. Canada. Produced
                                                                                                               3:45 pm
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.

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.

                                                                                 PATRICK ROSS
                                                           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.
                                                           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
                                                           endured a history of development. This documentary      Juchitán, Oaxaca, prepares totopos (baked corn
                                                           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
                                                                                                                   US premiere.
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.
                                                           Tradition Keepers
1 pm
                                                           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
                                                           THE CORN
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.

                                                                                           11 am – 6 pm
                                     D A I LY
                                        SCREENINGS                                         MEETING ROOM 1

                                                                                           11 am – 4:45 pm

                                                                                           New Generations
                                  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
                                                                                           DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWS
                                                                                           EACH SCREENING SECTION.
                                  DIKER PAVILION FOR NATIVE ARTS
                                                                                           11 am
                                  AND CULTURES
                                                                                           KMOOTS’I LOOBIL IN KAAJAL/THE ANCIENT
                                  3:10 pm
                                                                                           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.

                                  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
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
                                                           4 pm
                                                                                                                     LIMA ¡WAS!
1:30 pm                                                    VIDEO FROM NATIVE LENS                                    Alejandro Rossi. 2004, 56 min. Peru. In Spanish and
                                                                                                                     Huanca with English subtitles.
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
                                                                                                                     1:15 pm
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.
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
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
English subtitles.
                                                           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
3:10 pm
                                                           THE OTHER SIDE                                            WATERBUSTER
                                                           Rob King. 2005, 24 min. Canada. Series creators and       For description see Saturday, 10:30 am, The
                                                           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,
                                                           Mathew Strongeagle

  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
                                         Fernando Valdivia
                                                                                    Ava Hamilton (Arapaho)
                                         2003, 45 min. PERU
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30                                                               2005, 12 min. US

                                         ABORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE,
                                                                                    DE LA TIERRA A LA PANTALLA/FROM LAND
                                         LIVING ARCHITECTURE
  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
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
 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
                                         CREATION MYTH
                                         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
                                         Adriana Figueiredo
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
                                         Rodrigo Cruz
                                         2006, 16 min. MEXICO
MARANGMOTXINGO MÏRANG/FROM THE                                                      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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
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
María Morales (Aymara)
2004, 55 min. BOLIVIA                    HOMBRES Y MUJERES IKOOTS/IKOOTS MEN
                                                                                 SU NAA (MY BIG BROTHER)
                                         AND WOMEN
                                                                                 Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot'in)
                                         Guillermo Monteforte
                                                                                 2005, 11 min. CANADA
                                         2004, 13 min. MEXICO

  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)
Native Places
                                         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
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
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
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
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
                                                                                                 Mohawk Girls
                                                                                                 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”
                                       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
                                       TO GIVE US LAND                                           GUARDIANES DEL MAÍZ/GUARDIANS
Itandehui Jansen (Mixtec/Dutch)
                                       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
                                       Eriberto Gualinga (Sarayaku Kichwa)                       Theresa Konechne
                                       2003, 21 min. ECUADOR                                     2005, 23 min. US
Speaking Out

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)
12:05 pm
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
                                            2006. 3 min. MEXICO
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
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
Vincent Carelli
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
                                                                                             1:15 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
                                                                                             2:10 pm
                                                                                             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
                                                                                             Katie Jennings
                                                                                             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
   F E S T I VA L                          Bear Paw Productions
                                           17 Union St.
                                                                                              Chasing Pictures Inc.
                                                                                              2-675 Salsbury Dr.
     DISTRIBUTORS                          Big Cove, NB E4W 2Z5 CANADA
                                           Phone: 506-523-4116
                                                                                              Vancouver, BC V5L 3Z8 CANADA
                                                                                              Phone: 604-721-8765
                                           Email:                        Email:
                                           URL:                     URL:

                                           Cocanchej Sutimpy/In the Name of Our Coca Leaf     Dulce Convivencia/Sweet Gathering
                                           CEFREC-CAIB                                        Ojo de Agua Comunicación
5th World                                  Otero de la Vega 812, 2ndo Piso,                   3a Cerrada de Macedonio Alcalá 202-19, Colonia Díaz
Blackhorse Films                           Zona San Pedro                                     Ordáz, Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68040 MEXICO
P.O. Box 802                               La Paz 9368 BOLIVIA                                Phone: 52-951-515-3264
Kirtland, NM 87417                         Phone: 591-2-2490094; Fax: 591-2-2490094           Fax: 52-951-132-8996
Email:        Email:                    Email:
                                           URL:                   URL:
Aboriginal Architecture,
Living Architecture                        Contest                                            En-Why-Oh
Bullfrog Films                             Sunrise Tippeconnie                                MEDIAK
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:                     Email:
URL:                                                                    URL:
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:                  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:                      Wapikoni Mobile                                    Email:
URL:                            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:                         Center (see Cane Music)
117 E. Louisa St., #131                    URL:
Seattle, WA 98102                                                                             Gesture Down (I Don’t Sing)
Phone: 206-387-2468                        La Cumbia del Mole                                 Cedar Sherbert
Email:                  Contact                                 1288 W. 23rd St., #7
URL:;                                                                  Los Angeles, CA 90007                         La Cumbre Sagrad/The Sacred Summit                 Phone: 213-749-8921; Fax: 213-749-8921
                                           Comité de Defensa de la Libertad Indígena/Xinich   Email:;
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:                    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:            Barcid Productions                                 Email:
URL:       1801 N. Kingsley Dr., #102                         URL:
MC/nativevoices                            Los Angeles, CA 90027
                                           Phone: 323-466-7400                                Grace
By the Rapids                              Email:                        Evolution Pictures
Big Soul Productions                       URL:;             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:                Moai Films
URL:                       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:                        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:
Email:                                                                 URL:
URL:                      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:                    Phone: 206-999-0396
Fort Gibson, OK 74434                      URL:                         Email:
Phone: 918-478-6417                                                                           URL:
URL:                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:                      Victor, NY 14564
Phone: 514-272-3077; Fax: 514-278-9914     URL:                                 Phone: 585-924-5414; Fax: 585-742-2353
Email:                                                       Email:
URL:         ¿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:                            Paris 75011, FRANCE
Phone: 52- 423-594-4050                    URL:                               Phone: 331-48-0693-22
Email:                                                                    Email:

                                                     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
                                                     Phone: 917-743-5443
                                                                                                        North Vancouver, BC V7M 2A2 CANADA
                                                                                                        Phone: 604-818-3799
                                                     Email:                           Email:
                                                     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:
Phone: 602-252-8840; Fax: 602-252-9757                                                                  Messenger
Email:                             Kurita Kaheri: Messenger of the Gods               Blackgum Mountain Productions
URL:                                   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:
P.O. Box 169, 1849 Momegana St.                      Email:                        URL:
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: 907-852-5311; Fax: 907-852-9655               The Last Trek                                      Moccasin Flats
Email:                       Rezolution Films                                   Big Soul Productions (see By the Rapids)
URL:                                   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:                          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:
Phone: 52-55-5360-7433; Fax: 52-55-5373-33-24        Contact                                 URL:
                                                     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:
Iauaretê: Waterfall of the Jaguars                   Phone: 51-1-4495601
Vídeo Nas Aldeias (see Marangmotxingo Mïrang/From    Email:                          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:                           Jumpcuts
URL:                                                                           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:
1800 N. 33rd St.                                     Callaway, MN 56521                                 URL:
Lincoln, NE 68503                                    Phone: 218-375-2600 x 102, Fax: 218-375-2603
Phone: 877-868-2250; Fax: 402-472-8675               Email:                              Na Florentina
Email:                           URL:                                 Contact
                                                     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:      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:                         Guardianes del Maíz/Guardians of the Corn)         Email:
URL:                                                                                       URL:
                                                     Marble Gangsta
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:                   Phone: 646-734-6690
URL:                               URL:                      Email:

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:                    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:                       Phone: 808-929-9659; Fax: 808-929-9679             Phone: 52-756-473-3195
URL:                        Email:                         Email:,

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:               Kelowna, BC V1Z 1ZB CANADA
Phone: 604-721-8765                                                                                        Phone: 888-982-3456; Fax: 250-769-5599
Email:                          Smoke Break                                       Email:
URL:                             Contact                                URL:

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:                   Phone: 593-9-449-3782
Tejido de Comunicación–Asociación de Cabildos            Also distributed by Native Voices                 Email:
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:                                    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:                           Email:
Amy Tallchief                                            URL:
Email:                                                                                      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:                         The Wagon-Burner
Santiago, Chile                                          URL:                               Vtape (see Divided by Zero)
Phone: 56-2-218-2684 Fax: 56-2-753-7520
Email:                                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:                     Quechee, VT 05059
Sociedad Civil Las Abejas-Red de Comunicadores Boca      URL:                           Phone: 802-295-1342
de Pólen                                                                                                   Email:
Calzada Roberta 36, Col. 31 de Marzo                     Tainá-Kan: The Big Star                           URL:
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:                             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:                         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:
Phone: 773-583-7728; Fax: 773-583-7738                   (see Guardianes del Maíz/Guardians of the Corn)   URL:
URL:                             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:                          103 Villeneuve St. W.
Email:                         URL:                               Montreal, QC H2T 2R6 CANADA
                                                                                                           Phone: 514-279-3507; Fax: 514-279-7493
Rez Life                                                 That Girl                                         Email:
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:                     Kayenta, AZ 86033
Sarayaku                                                 URL:                          Phone: 928-697-3033; Fax: 928-697-8461
Puyo 16-01-785 ECUADOR                                                                                     Email:
Phone: 59-32-887-684                                     La Tierra Es Nuestra Esperanza/                   URL:
Email:                           The Land Is Our Hope: Resistance to the
URL:                                    “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:                     Email:;
Share the Wealth                                                                                 
Trickster Films                                          Trudell                                           URL:
301 Wilmes Dr.                                           Appaloosa Pictures
Austin, TX 78752                                         1317 W. Jefferson St.
Phone: 512-217-9878; Fax: 512-220-2717                   Boise, Idaho 83702
Email:                         Phone: 208-376-3653
URL:                              Email:
The Shirt
Vtape (see Divided by Zero)

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