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NEW YORK - The Association on American Indian Affairs will hold its 88th Meeting of the Members and 7th Annual Native American Film Showcase on November 17 at the Tribeca Screening Room located at 375 Greenwich Street in New York City. The event will begin at 6:30 pm est.
John Haworth - Cherokee
John Haworth, Cherokee, Director of the George Gustave Heye Center at the National Museum of the American Indian will be honored for his contributions to the Native community.
This free event is open to the public. Any voluntary contributions received would be greatly appreciated and will be used to offset the costs of the event.
The following short films will be screened.
"Blood Memory" - Director Marcella Ernest, Ojibwe, 4 Minute. With tools old and new - 8mm home movies and the iPhone - the filmmaker explores family and collective memory.
"Tonto plays Himself" - Directed by Jacob Floyd, Muscogee Creek & Cherokee, 21 minutes.
While researching American Indian actors in Hollywood during the Great Depression, aspiring Native filmmaker Jacob Floyd finds a surprising and unknown personal connection to a strange footnote in Hollywood history. This discovery leads him to confront his own issues and anxieties about representation in film, as he revisits his love of movies, and his aversion to film Westerns.
"Geronimo E-KIA" - a poem by the 1491s (5 min) Ryan Red Corn, Osage, On May 1st around 3:30pm President Obama received a message from a Navy SEAL saying "Geronimo - E-KIA" the code meaning Osama bin Laden is dead. We humbly disagree.
Geronimo was a product of his environment. A human. One with flaws. One with enough history that the person charged with defining who he is can shape the narrative any which way he likes. People chase him today, just as they did then. His story, or peoples versions of it, lead us to this point where we are today. But this poem isn't about Geronimo is it?
Don't confuse the war with the warrior. Support your soldiers and veterans.
"Growing Native" - Trailer, Chris Eyre, Cheyenne
Celebrating Tribal Cultures and Traditional Ways. A Public Television Film Production. Promotional Trailer, featuring Santa Clara Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell with host, film director Chris Eyre (Cheyenne & Arapaho); produced by Beverly Morris (Aleut) at KNME in Albuquerque, NM NAPT.
"Ignite" - Director: Ryan Begay, Navajo 3 minutes Spoken word and reverberating images of kinetic bodies in a game of stick-ball fuse to invoke the raw power of resistance and a call to act "now!".
"Breaths for Apache Violin" -Dustinn Craig, White Mountain Apache/Navajo 2 minutes.
Music Video of White Mountain Apache violinist Laura Ortman.
"Native Representations in Video Games" - by Elizabeth Lameman, Anishinaabe, 8 minutes. This short film briefly overviews Native (Indigenous, Native American, American Indian, First Nations, Aboriginal) representations in digital games.
"Story of Priest Point Director" - Students of Tulalip Heritage School 2 minutes Produced by Longhouse Media In Lushootseed with English subtitles.
Killer whales rescue the residents of Priest Point from starvation in this traditional Tulalip tale.
posted November 17, 2011 6:00 am est
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