63m | Various directors | USA | Various genres
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Thursday, August 2 ONLY
Join us for a FREE community screening of short films by Native American filmmakers, featuring a Q & A following the show with Shaandiin Tome (Diné), the writer and director of Mud (Hashtł’ishnii). RSVP here to attend.
Please note, Cinema Detroit is located at 4126 Third Street, Detroit MI, 48201.
THE VIOLENCE OF A CIVILIZATION WITHOUT SECRETS — Running time 10 minutes
Adam Khalil (Ojibway)
Zach Khalil (Ojibway)
Jackson Polys (Tlingit)
An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and postmortem justice through the case of the “Kennewick Man,” a prehistoric Paleo-American man whose remains were found in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996.
MUD (HASHTŁ’ISHNII) — 10 min
Shaandiin Tome (Diné)
On her last day, Ruby faces the inescapable remnants of alcoholism, family, and culture.
SHINAAB — 8 min
Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. (Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians)
A young Anishinaabe man struggles with his place in the inner city of Minneapolis.
NUUCA — 13 min
Michelle Latimer (Métis/Algonquin)
The oil boom in North Dakota has brought tens of thousands of new people to the region, and with that has come an influx of drugs, crime, and sex trafficking.
JÁAJI APPROX — 8 min
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga)
Against landscapes that the artist and his father traversed, audio of the father in the Ho-Chunk language is transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet, which tapers off, narrowing the distance between recorder and recordings, new and traditional, memory and song.
ALTER-NATIVE — 17 ½ min
Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)
alter-NATIVE follows a year in the life of Native American fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail as she develops her latest collection inspired by her art, activism, and indigenous women.
The Native Shorts Program is presented by Sundance Institute. This program is made possible by generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.