Screening Category: 5p: Shorts Program 2

This is a showcase of narrative short films that share a sometime comedic but often time dark view of Native storytelling.


“808” is an emotional rollercoaster of a film which has won the “Best Thriller Short” award in the Marina Del Rey film Festival and Semi-Finalist in both the Burbank International Film Festival and the Colorado Activist Film Festival. The Hawaiian culture, land, and its exploitation resonate throughout the story as Kai, a lonely Hawaiian woman,… Read more »

Apocalypse … Then

A young man in quarantine holds a prisoner in his basement and questions what is real and what isn’t.

In Our Own Hands

A group of women plan rescue efforts when one of their own goes missing from their reservation.

Monologue Harmonic

Monologue Harmonics is a seemingly paradoxical visual and sonic offering speaking in part from legend, despotic visions, collective cultural analysis and individual repeal. Featuring two distinct and intrinsically connected worlds we witness a spiritual journey so thinly tethered to life familiar, being lured by dark matters towards total disconnect. This journey mirrors a reality not… Read more »


A student is struggling in college. He is feeling down on his luck. Feels hopeless until he gets a call from his grandfather.

Forest Of Cards

A protagonist finds a mysterious object in the woods before being confronted by two antagonists seeking the same object and not taking no for an answer.

Red Button

A young man struggles to pay attention during a Job interview.

Seconds – An MMIWG Art Film

Artist, Safiuchi, draws much needed attention to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women through this compelling artisan tale. A young indigenous woman is making her way home from a day out, only to be abducted on by strangers in an unmarked van. We can only hope she’s able to find her way out.

The Boys

How can we ever know how someone keeps going after a tragedy? That question is in the loving broken heart of this film. Follow this ever brief conversation that is deeper then the actual words between the two woman and their families. set with the landscape of Iqaluit, a conversation at the airport’s baggage carousel… Read more »

Stand Up!

“Stand Up!” – El Plan de Nuestro “Mural de la Raza” In 1985, Juanita Meza Velasquez organized to paint a 16’ x 82’ Chicano mural on the wall of Payless ShoeSource at 2048 Story Rd, San José, CA 95122 near King and Story Roads. Juanita organized what muralist, José Meza Velasquez would later title “Mural… Read more »