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DENVER The Denver American Indian Commission and the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management are partnering to present Indigenous Film 2012 @Crossroads, a monthly indigenous film series.
Rabbit's Tail Presented in Muscogee Creek
with English Subtitles
Tonight's films are part of a YOUTH SHOWCASE featuring over a dozen short films by and about American Indian and First Nations youth that cover several topics. The program will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
One the featured film includes, -The Rabbit's Tail." This delightful clay-mation short tells a traditional Muscogee Creek story about how Rabbit lost his tail. The film, made by Muscogee Creek students at the Morris High School in Morris, Oklahoma is presented in Muscogee Creek with English subtitles.
Another featured film will be "The Story of Priest Point."This short film was directed by students of Tulalip Heritage School. Killer whales rescue the residents of Priest Point from starvation in this animated version of a traditional Tulalip story.
"L'Amendment (Abinodjic Madjinakini)/The Amendment (The Child is Taken Away)" Kevin Papatie, Algonquin from Kitcisakik, directed this short film. This experimental documentary explores the boarding school experience and its impact on language in the northern Quebec First Nations community of Kitcisakik.
Another film entitled "Spelling Bee" deals with a young girl who daydreams of competing in a Native language spelling bee and awakens to a new realization about the importance of her Native language.
The Youth Showcase is free and open to the public. Organizers will accept a donation of $5.
Indigenous Film 2012 @Crossroads
Wednesday, August 15
6:30 - 8:30 pm mdt
2590 Washington Street
Denver, Colorado 80205
posted August 15, 2012 7:10 am edt