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13th Annual LA SKINS FEST

November 19 - November 24

“La Skins was a wonderful festival. The venue was amazing, (There were screenings at) the TCL Chinese theater, parties on top of the Netflix headquarters, and a wonderful awards dinner. I was proud to be a Native American filmmaker selected to the LA Skins fest. I really hope more Natives get into film making. This... Read more »

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13th Annual LA SKINS FEST – SAVE THE DATE

November 19 - November 24

The LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, takes place November 19th - 24th, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. The festival offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American artists. This year, we open our festivities at Amazon Studios in Culver City that features selected filmmakers, writer lab fellows, community leaders and more on Tuesday November... Read more »

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13th Annual LA SKINS FEST

November 19 - November 24

The LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, announced its full list of events, programs, and film screenings taking place November 19th – 24th, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. The festival offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors and our community of artists. Every year, we premier several Native-made movies that... Read more »

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2019 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WEEKEND

November 21 - November 24

The LA SKINS FEST has expanded the Native Youth Multimedia Weekend. We have added more activities for youth participants visiting from Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Check out the activities we are offering this year! Thursday Nov 21st, we tour the set of ABC's Stumptown starring renowned actress Tantoo Cardinal. (Invitation Only) Thursday night, we have... Read more »

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9:00 am

Another Scar of Genocide: Diabetes Doc

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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This project is a documentary designed to bring awareness to the epidemic of diabetes throughout Indian Country. Fashion designer Darlene Perkins of Red Lightning Couture uses her fashion shows as a vehicle to bring awareness to this serious Indigenou health crisis. Her new found Indigenous celebrity alliances join her to raise awareness.

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10:00 am

Giant Bear

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A timeless Inuit legend about a solitary man, a giant bear and their daunting foes: each other. Centered on a confrontation between the last monster bear and an Inuit hunter, Giant Bear is a chilling short that brings an ancient story out of the North. In Giant Bear, we follow a hunter in the depths... Read more »

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Meowibu

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Meowibu is a favorite local beach for surfers including a native American Chumash fisherman spirit. Surf’s up so two kittens called the tantum twins phone their friend, Hot Catter, to drive to Meowibu. Surfing is great, but then the Tantum Twins are ‘snaked’ by Drench. His favorite pass time is stealing waves from other surfers.... Read more »

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Injunuity: The Source of the Wound

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Using a unique blend of animation, music and real voices, The Source of the Wound explores the issue of historical trauma through the Native American boarding school experience. Featuring the voices of Helen Waukazoo (Navajo/Diné) and Ramona Beltran (Yaqui/Mexica).

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Cherokee Chief John Ross

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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The animated short of Cherokee Chief John Ross's life.

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Eagle Feather

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Eagle Feather is an animated, feature length, family friendly story about Elizabeth, a young American Indian girl, and her single father as they journey into the wilderness early one morning to search for her first ceremonial eagle feather. On their way home father and daughter find a wounded eagle and in an effort to rescue... Read more »

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12:00 pm

Cultural Shock

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Native youth fall victim to a zombie attack and have to escape a building full of undead. They discover the cure to the sickness infecting everyone and offer a cultural key.

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Crow Agency Water Documentary

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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The Crow Agency in Montana has been battling the pollution of their river for years as local ranchers and farmers dump harmful fertilizers. Crow youth speak with experts on the destruction of their main water supply and how they can save it.

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Missing Murdered Indigenous Women

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Students from the Fort Washakie High School explore the importance of protection of Native American women. They speak with activists and discuss measures that combat this destructive epidemic.

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Crow Water Detectives

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Crow youth investigate the pollution of their main water supply from local ranchers. Once they uncover the source of the problem they take it to the media to get justice.

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1:00 pm

Tiwahe Tour De Ute – A Road To Wellness

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe address their lack of housing, health concerns and cultural strengthening through a dynamic and far reaching federal program called Tiwahe. Tiwahe, or family in Lakota, created a renewed energy to uplift the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Towaoc, CO.

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2:00 pm

Molokaʻi Bound

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A wayward young man, recently released from prison, struggles to reconnect with his son and Hawaiian heritage.

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Red Power

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Candyface

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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In June of 2018... Due to the widespread destruction of sugar cane fields, The Hershey Foods Corporation closed it’s biggest candy production facility. All other candy companies followed suit. Candy became scarce worldwide, but the desire for candy consumption rose to unprecedented levels. Increase of criminals skyrocketed, & candy production was now in the hands... Read more »

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Polar Tour

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Three university friends embark on an adventure they hope never to forget. They choose an exotic location in the Arctic to go polar bear seeing for their Spring Break. In the middle of their first tour, the engine of the rover breaks down. Now isolated and freezing in the dark, they wait for rescue. With... Read more »

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One day, long ago

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Nez Perce youth practice their story telling skills.

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This Is Who I Am

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A young Anishinaabe woman struggles with her identity in the big city. Though at first she finds it difficult to express herself, after a short series of events, she realizes can still be Native while in a city. In fact, it’s her responsibility to herself, her ancestors and Creation. With this realization, she finds her... Read more »

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Sacred

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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The Coyote Way: Going Back

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
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The Coyote Way: (Going) Back Home is a short sci‐fi/docu-narritive film about a young boy named Charlie, who must make a life changing decision to join a Native street gang or begin an epic pilgrimage that will reveal the truth of his existence.

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The Love Of Two

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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David gets a call about Ruth being in the hospital. He remembers the first time he met her. It's the morning after the pow wow and Ruth and David share a breakfast and notice there is a spark.

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4:00 pm

River Woman

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A short documentary on the healing power of art and Native traditions. Following Chris Stark, an Ojibwe artist and speaker in Minneapolis, the documentary explores her journey with her healing and how she uses her art to grow.

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IIKAAKIIMAAT

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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IKAAKIIMAAT is a short documentary focusing on the life and work of Blackfoot and Dene artist, Lauren Crazybull. The film provides viewers with a personal story of resiliency in the face of colonial violence, as well as celebrates the brilliance of a young artist.

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Yakonnhéhkwen

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Two years ago, while I was mid-production of my film “Yakonnhéhkwen (It Sustains Her)” a student who I was teaching in Six Nations, ON committed suicide. Touched by this event, it informed the narrative of “Yakonnhéhkwen” placing a stronger focus on mental health and suicide. I wanted to create space to engage this discourse and... Read more »

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Dear Georgina

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A Passamaquoddy elder tries to sharpen the blurry outlines of her identity.

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OshKiKiShiKaw: A New Day

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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12 year-old twins cut their hair for the very first time in a Cree coming-of-age ceremony.

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Hidden Voices

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Andrew Lown sets out on a journey to connect with his Indigenous heritage through his grandmother's unspoken past.

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Cedar Tree of Life

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Three Indigenous women hold knowledge of Cedar, passed down from their grandmothers and mothers. They commune with this sacred tree as they practice and share their culture and art in both traditional and contemporary contexts. Cedar is a life-giver. Cedar is a transformer. Cedar Tree of Life reveals how each woman uses the material/medicine of... Read more »

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Protect Our Land

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Native American voices and perspectives are often missing when discussing issues that impact Native land. To fight this invisibility of Native peoples, Paramount Network partnered with IllumiNative to share the story of the Fort Belknap Indian Community’s fight against the pipeline that threatens their land, water, and culture. The tribe, along with the Native American... Read more »

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6:00 pm

Hae Hawaiʻi

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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After the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, loyalists to the crown protect what is left of their dissolving kingdom. They recruit a young thief to safeguard the unifying symbol of the people.

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Red Snow

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Dylan, a Gwich'in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, is caught in an ambush in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander releases a cache of memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit cousin, Asana, and binds him closer to a Pashtun family as they escape across treacherous landscapes and... Read more »

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8:00 pm

River

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Hard Rock Cafe, 6801 Hollywood Blivd #105
Los Angeles, 90028 United States
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No Shame

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Hard Rock Cafe, 6801 Hollywood Blivd #105
Los Angeles, 90028 United States
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So Alone

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Hard Rock Cafe, 6801 Hollywood Blivd #105
Los Angeles, 90028 United States
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8:01 pm

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

November 23 @ 8:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Hard Rock Cafe, 6801 Hollywood Blivd #105
Los Angeles, 90028 United States
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The 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST celebrates the annual Native American Media Awards, hosted by the world renowned Q'orianka Kilcher and Kiowa Gordon, at the iconic Hard Rock in Hollywood. Since 2013, the LA SKINS FEST has honored talented, innovative and outstanding Native American artists who have shown a unique and strong voice in the... Read more »

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