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DENVER The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is pleased to partner with the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film @ Su Teatro, a monthly indigenous film series.
The Race Director Sheila Brazeau (Kitcisakik)
The first monthly screenings take place tomorrow evening at the Su Teatro in Denver. Tomorrow evening's screenings is a program of short films exploring the many facets of relationships.
The screenings are free, but a $5 donation is requested.
Parents, Grandparents & Children
"The Race" Director Sheila Brazeau (Kitcisakik). This short film is a mother's expression of love. (Wapikoni Mobile, 2009, 2 minutes). www.wapikoni.ca
"The Report Card" Director James Paschke. On his way home from school, a young boy realizes that some decisions are hard to make. Will he show mom his failing grade? (Winnipeg Film Group, 2011, 6 minutes).
"The Joy of Living" Director Jeremy Vassiliou (Uashat). As Jeremy delivers a message of hope by talking about the things that give him the will to live, we see that friends come in many forms. (Wapikoni Mobile, 2011, 5 minutes). www.wapikoni.ca
"Seal Hunting with Dad (Natchiliag'niaqtuguk Aupagalu)" Director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean. Inupiat hunter Carl Kippi teaches his 14 year old son Jordan to hunt seal off the northern coast of Alaska. Carl knows that even in this age of fast food and cable television it is important that his sons learn to hunt. Through a long day of hunting they deal with extreme cold, the elusiveness of their prey and the universal challenge of communicating across generations. (Kiuguya Productions, 2004, (11 minutes).
"The Old Man and the River (Le vieil homme et la rivière)" Director Steven Chilton. In this delightful animation, a young man recalls being awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away in a magnificent journey along the course of the river. (Wapikoni Mobile, 2007, 5 minutes). www.wapikoni.ca
Brothers & Sisters
"Alone and Together" Rain Lily SuperFly Youth Producers. This film explores the loss of a loved one through the eyes of a young man as he remembers his sister who died at an early age. Original script by Aaron and Derek Jones based on a book by Sherman Alexie. (Longhouse Media, 2008, 4 minutes). www.longhousemedia.org
"Shimásání" Director Blackhorse Lowe explains that Shimásání (maternal grandmother), set in 1934 on the Navajo reservation, Shimásání is based on my grandmother's story of wanting to go to boarding school as a child. To her this offered a chance for intellectual stimulation and an opportunity for a better life. The boarding school experience for most Native Americans is not a happy one, but this story offered a difference perspective on the whole situation. In Navajo with English subtitles. (Másání LLC in association with Indion Entertainment Group, 2008, 15 minutes).
"Pow Wow Dreams" Director Princess Lucaj. Four sisters travel the Pow Wow circuit with their drum group, following their mother's admonition to keep the beat of the drum in their hearts. When one of the sisters wants to follow her own dream, she questions whether they have been taking their mother's words too literally. (Intertribal Entertainment at the Southern California Indian Center, 2006, 9 minutes). www.nativefilm.org
"Escape Hatch" Director Tracey Penelope Tekahentahkhwa Deer. When Bailey discovers her boyfriend is also her cousin, she decides to look off the reserve for love. Misadventures await her as she searches for her "Mr. Right!" in the big city of Montreal. (2009, 18 minutes).
Two Cars, One Night
"Two Cars, One Night" Director Taika Waititi. This short film tells the story of first love when two children develop a lasting relationship as they wait for their parents in the parking lot of a rural pub. 2004 Academy Award nominee for Short Film Live Action. Produced by Ainsley Gardiner and Catherine Fitzgerald. (Defender Films Ltd., 2004, 11 minutes).
"Reviens-moi" Director Tracy Rector. A chance encounter, first love and a promise for the future. (Longhouse Media, 2012, 8 minutes).
Indigenous Film @ Su Teatro
A Program of Short Films about Relationships
Wednesday, January 9
Doors open at 6 pm
Program 6:30 pm 8:15 pm
721 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado 80204
posted January 8, 2013 1:10 pm est