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2nd Annual Native American Showrunner Program – Fellows Selected

May 18, 2021 - January 1, 2022

The Native American Media Alliance announced its selections for the 2nd Annual Native American Showrunner Program, sponsored by WarnerMedia, Bad Robot, Comcast NBCUniversal and the Cherokee Nation Film Office, in partnership with Kung Fu Monkey Productions. “We are so proud to be supporting the Native American Media Alliance with this incredible program,” said Karen Horne, Senior... Read more »

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15th Annual LA SKINS FEST – SAVE THE DATE

November 16 @ 8:00 am - November 21 @ 11:30 pm

The 15th Annual LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBCUniversal, takes place November 16th - 21st, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. The festival offers a genuine showcase for emerging Native American artists. In our fifteenth year, we are expanding to meet the need for our filmmakers, our artists and our voice! The 15th annual LA SKINS... Read more »

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9:00 am

Looking Back and Moving Forward With Music in Our Hearts

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Students at Sherman Indian High School examine what role music plays in their lives, their history and interview two contemporary Native music groups, The Miracle Dolls and Jessa Calderon who use their music for activism and run music and poetry programs with Sherman students. This video was produced part of the Indigitize Youth Media Arts... Read more »

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THE TRAIN

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
TCL Chinese Theater VIP Lounge, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
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In the year 3050, the Little One and a group of kids are separated from their parents and sent to live on a train that orbits outer space. There they don’t age and must keep emotionally balanced through dance in order to keep the train fueled up. When the Little One goes missing without a... Read more »

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10:00 am

The Strength Of My Spirit

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

An Anishinaabe man's journey to embracing his identity through the relationship with his hair.

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The Unforgotten

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Most Canadians hold their health care system in great reverence. Yet beneath the veneer of respectability lies a dark history that has largely remained untold; that in Canada health service has been used as a tool to buttress racist stereotypes, and repress and assimilate Indigenous people. In five interlocking vignettes that cover the stages of... Read more »

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The Lake Winnipeg Project- Matheson Island

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This film shares the story of the Whiteways of Matheson Island, their devotion to a fishing lifestyle and the various challenges they experience, including issues related to health, government policy and the threatened future of the fishing industry.

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Restoring Néške’emāne

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Since the 19th century, Native American children were sent to boarding schools designed to “Kill the Indian… Save the Man”, destroying Tribal languages, cultural values, practices, and traditions through assimilation. In Oklahoma, generations of Natives were educated through the Concho Indian School from 1871 to 1984. The abandoned school buildings have remained for 40 years,... Read more »

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11:30 am

Indian Alley

November 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Indian Alley has become an iconic area in Downtown Los Angeles for Native American murals. This short documentary shares the stories and artistic visuals of six Native American artist that are using their art to share the history of American Indians in DTLA skidrow district a area known as Yaangna to the traditional Tongva people.

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The Long Game

November 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The making of the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation interpretive center. The first historical museum in North Dakota told through the lens and narrative by indigenous people.

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Archival Odyssey

November 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

An experimental film that utilizes archival materials to twist the arm of the historical timelines of Pueblo accounts in New Mexico. By changing the point of view with the use of archival materials, this story uses a mix of spoken word, contemporary film and other mediums to illustrate a personal connection to history and the... Read more »

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2:00 pm

Brother, I Cry

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Brother, I Cry is a dramatic peek into the life of Jon –- a young First Nations man trapped in a world of addiction and cultural displacement. While living a high-risk lifestyle as a wanted car thief and drug addict, Jon finds himself in trouble with his "friend" Martin, a well-known drug dealer after his sister... Read more »

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Stardust

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In July 2020 my older brother Robert died of a Fentanyl overdose. Given the challenges of gathering family together during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, I chronicled the process of creating a memorial blanket to send home to our mom.

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4:00 pm

Warrior Spirit

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Warrior Spirit is a feature length documentary film about the first native american UFC champion Nicco Montano. Montano is on a quest to defend her UFC title. The film lifts the veil on the dark world of extreme weight cutting in the UFC and how the multi billion dollar UFC company exploits their fighters for... Read more »

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Roots Of Lacrosse

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Many lacrosse players and coaches often don’t know that the origins of the game of lacrosse has it’s roots in North American Indigenous nations.This short documentary provides a brief history of the sacred and cultural aspects of this sport, originally played for the Creator, as well as for the health and welfare of the people.... Read more »

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6:30 pm

Respected by Her People

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Respected by Her People is a documentary short that explores the political and community roles of women on the New Perce Reservation in Idaho.

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Ikhaiyana la chi (I Will Remember)

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Produced by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. "Ikaiyana la chi" tells the unknown stories of the last Choctaw removal to Oklahoma in 1903 by train, the cultural impact it had on the Choctaw people and a certain Oklahoma community.

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5420 How the Colorado River Indian Tribes Tackled a Pandemic

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As a pandemic swept the globe like never before in the modern world, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Council braced itself while hearing bad news from around the world. Headline after headline told the story of how bad it could get. This short documentary tells the story - for people today and into the far... Read more »

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8:30 pm

A Winter Love

November 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Blue, a 35 year old, Navajo, singer-songwriter has lost her creative spark to a series of bad relationships and to the harsh Minneapolis winter. But when she meets a younger guy, Eddie, a 25 year-old, Lakota, law school dropout, she feels like she's regained her edge only to find it slip away from her again... Read more »

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Chocolate

November 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grappling with the paralyzing effects of capitalization and colonialism, Ember finds herself struggling with her responsibility to the next seven generations. Raging against confinement and dispossession she finds her uncompromising power within societal imbalance. Poisoning the ever-hungry belly of corporatization, she explores themes of righteousness, balance, and ethics. Symbolizing the imperfections of society and Indigenous... Read more »

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