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12th Annual LA SKINS FEST

November 13 - November 18

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2018 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WEEKEND

November 16 - November 19

This program hosts Native American youth on an educational visit at a Los Angeles based studio or television network. This year, NBCUniversal hosted several teens from reservations located in Utah, Washington, Colorado and Los Angeles. The participants learn about internships, employment opportunities and career building. The purpose of the tour is to inspire the next... Read more »

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9:30 am

Red River Roots

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Jesse Carriere is a Red River Metis from Winnipeg. He has heard about his family's role in the North-West Rebellion in Canada. He knows that his great great great uncle Damase fought in the war and did not return home.

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Hearing the Truth about Historical Trauma

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

This 27-minute film examines historical eras of California history to reveal the traumatic impact those periods had, and continue to have, on California's Native Americans.

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10:30 am

In Our Voice: The Chemehuevi, Hopi & Navajo Perspectives

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

The story of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, in this continuation of the origin story we learn how the Chemehuevi people had been on the reservation from the beginning, and how a mid-20th century colonization program allowed members of the Hopi & Navajo Tribes to join CRIT .

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Ctsenmew’sctem re Stsmemelt (Showing the way for the Children)

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

The Esk'etemc people are standing up their culture, their governance and their children. After suffering oppressive policies and having their land pre-empted, they are now healing and declaring their rightful place as caretakers of their land.

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12:30 pm

Depression

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A depressed young woman feels like there is no way out that leads to drug overdose.  Best friend is there to help her through her healing journey.

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UMUT News

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

UMUT News covers healthy lifestyle choices such diet, nutrition, and how to stay cool in the summer by visiting library in White Mesa, Utah.

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Breaking Away From Tech

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Native youth advise ways to step away from technology and reconnect with culture and the environment. 

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Be A Helping Hand

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Friends help friend out of depression. 

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The Legend of the Sherman Ghost

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Tales of the Sherman Ghost come to life in this Blair Witch style - faux documentary shot on location in the dark....oooh spooky!

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Koby Dale’s Creations

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Koby Dale talks about his creative pursuits of fashion design and make-up artist with highlights of the Sherman Fashion Show and his struggles of growing up on the White Mountain Apache reservation. 

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Gun Control

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Young man experiences school bullying and tries to address it with more violence. He is stopped by his friend who encourages him to seek out therapy.

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Standing Up

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A young woman overcomes abuse at home. 

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Salish Language Documentary

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A documentary about the teachings of the Salish Language on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

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UMUT Royalty

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Royalty young women discuss what it takes to be tribal royalty and the responsibilities that come with it. 

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Drug Addiction

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Drug abuse in the reservation leads to a fatal accident that leads a life long incarceration. 

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1:00 pm

My Guitar

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Tash explains what inspires him to be an acoustic guitarist.

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2:00 pm

Kommando 1944

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

July 1944, An Asian American soldier Corporal Soo is thrown into a Nazi work camp on a farm in Germany as his family back home in America are forced into an American Japanese concentration camp in Manzanar California. The allied soldiers think Soo is a Japanese soldier and segregate him. Soo must fight to let... Read more »

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The People’s Protectors

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Four Native American Vietnam War veterans reflect on the agony of war and how their communities helped them carry their warrior legacy proudly. From the Marine Corps to the Navy to the US Army veterans Valerie Barber, Art Owen, Sandy White Hawk, Vince Beyl, and civilian eyapaha (announcer) Jerry Dearly recall their memories of one... Read more »

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4:00 pm

Laundry Day

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A dream while you sleep can have a possible deeper meaning than you think at the time. JJ retells a dream her late grandmother had when she was young woman.

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Generations

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A look into Contemporary Native life through the eyes of a mother and her children on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation of Northern Nevada

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Clarence 

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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An intimate portrait of an indigenous man who has endured adoption, homelessness, addiction and felt the impact of inter-generational family trauma caused by residential schools in Canada. But Clarence refuses to be defined by his past. He calls himself a visionary, and his philosophy on life and reconciliation is beautiful.

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Holy Angels

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

On the outskirts of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, stands Holy Angels Residential School, an ominous brick building, built in 1874. Using Holy Angels as a backdrop, filmmaker Jay Cardinal Villeneuve takes us on a healing journey that combines the stories of Elder Lena Wandering Spirit and the dance of Phoenix, a young girl who is the... Read more »

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Harry Oosahwee, Speaking through Art

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Art and language are integral parts of culture, and Harry Oosahwee is a Cherokee artist who shares his perspective on the intersection of the two.

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An Ember of the Fire

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

An Ember of the Fire explores the struggles and successes of Native American students in higher education.

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Our Tiospaye // Our Family

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - December 21 @ 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

South Dakota's reservations are too often defined by deficit narratives. Poverty, unemployment, substance abuse... these themes obscure the profound relationships and rich cultural legacies that are the heart of life in Indian country.

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Remediation

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

In 1959 Bill Reid created a documentary about an expedition to ‘salvage’ historic totem poles from a deserted village on Haida Gwaii. In response to this film, Haida carver Luke Parnell explores the implications of the removal of these cultural objects through a journey with one of his own totems.

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Sacred By Nature

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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The Blackfoot people attempt to revitalize a seemingly forgotten ceremony their ancestors once practiced.

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6:00 pm

The Night Wind

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A woman is visited by an entity that comes with the wind.

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Believer

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

After giving a bit of advice to his young son, a bodyguard under attack has to heed that advice in order to survive.

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Star Line

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

It’s a stormy night, a dingy apartment building, and Wanda is running. When an unlocked door at the end of the hallway offers potential refuge Wanda is not expecting to find two young girls waiting for her on the other side. In exchange for safety, they only ask her for one thing, a story. As... Read more »

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Her Water Drum

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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In the wake of her daughter's disappearance, Jolene, a single Mohawk mother, is forced to pick up the pieces of her life and navigate an increasingly strenuous relationship with her troubled son David. As secrets emerge, their relationship faces its toughest challenge yet as they confront the reality of their situation. This film deals with... Read more »

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Cornhusk

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A Native American family moves back to the reservation and recovers a doll buried on church grounds. Soon after strange demonic things start happening as the family discovers that the doll is from the Residential School era exposing all the horrors that the voiceless Native children have experienced.

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The Messiah

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A young runaway finds refuge with a 17 year-old self proclaimed Messiah in a South Auckland garage only to discover that true salvation is in his own hands.

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OChiSkwaCho

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Ochiskwacho is a sacred being, known to many Indigenous people as a spiritual messenger. Kokoom, an elderly (spiritually ailing) two-spirit woman has to decide whether to stay with her grandchildren or follow the Ochiskwacho.

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Tales From The Rez

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A widowed Indigenous man is offered a second chance to be reunited with his deceased wife but at the cost of his soul.

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8:00 pm

So Precious

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Contact person: Kunu Dittmer-Bearchum (morning.star.visuals@gmail.com) Narrative music video for Kunu Bearchum aka Stryk-9 song "So Precious"

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Deep End

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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Blue Flamez- To The Sky

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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Native Hip Hop Artist From Warm Springs Oregon Scott Kalama aka Blue Flamez and Team Kaos aka Levi Kalama, YL aka Andy Fuentes, and Yamio 263 aka Kevin Winkle created a post apocalyptic type music video with "To the Sky" Directed by LaRonn Katchia and Isaac Trimble. To the sky from the album “Rez Star“... Read more »

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8:30 pm

Celebrate Natives in Film, TV, and New Media Award Ceremony

November 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States

The 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST celebrates the annual Native American Media Awards, hosted by the world renowned Q'orianka Kilcher and Kalani Queypo. Since 2013, the LA SKINS FEST has honored it’s talented, innovative and outstanding artists who have shown a unique and strong voice in the entertainment industry and provided leadership in our community.... Read more »

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