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Program 13 - Friday November 10

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

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The American Indian Veteran 

DIRECTOR: Gary Robinson

MUSIC VIDEO • 5 minutes • USA

This Music Video supports the American Indian Alaska Native Veterans Memorial to be built at the Riverside National Cemetery.


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The Longest Walk 

DIRECTOR: Dana Plays

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 7 minutes • USA

American Indian Movement leaders on Alcatraz Island, Dennis Banks, Lehman Brightman, Vernon Bellecourt, Clyde Bellecourt perform a pipe ceremony at the start of the February 11, 1978 Longest Walk - a spiritual walk across the United States opposing anti-Indian legislation that was before congress - while we hear a riveting speech is given by Dr. Lehman L. Brightman on the capital steps, in Washington, D.C at the conclusion of the walk, July 15, 1978. Chief Eagle Feather, Dennis Banks, Max Bear, Lehman Brightman, Vernon Bellecourt, Clyde Bellecourt, Buffie Saint Marie, among others, appear in the film.


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Effie Hatch's Letter

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 11 minutes  • USA

In 1943, Tulalip Tribal member Effie Hatch wrote a letter to the local newspaper, asking for recognition for Tulalip men who were serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Photographs of Tulalip servicemen accompany a reading of Effie’s letter.


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Defending the Fire

DIRECTOR: David Aubrey

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE • 57 minutes • USA

Since the beginning of time, Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare. The lessons of the Warrior are universal; the spirit of the Warrior survives, even in the face of conflict.

With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Silver Bullet Productions will present the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of War through the lens of these cultures. The characters will be elders and historians from New Mexican tribes and Native veterans of World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Afghanistan/Iraq conflicts. Grounded in research and guided by voices of men and women in our armed forces, the documentary will reveal the distinct motive, preparation, conflict, and healing of tribal soldiers.


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Little Crow and the Dakota War

DIRECTOR: Mark Diedrich, Bill Weiss

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE • 84 minutes • USA

On August 18, 1862 the Dakota unleashes a fearful, six-weeks war on the white settlers and soldiers surrounding their reservation in western Minnesota. Little Crow, the Dakota leader, was largely blamed for the outbreak which cost some 800 white lives and resulted in 38 Dakota warriors being hanged in the largest mass execution in U.S. history.


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Inside the Labyrinth

DIRECTOR: Caroline D'hondt

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE • 74 minutes • USA

“INSIDE THE LABYRINTH” takes us on a journey into the lands of the Tohono O’odham indigenous people, located at the border between the American State of Arizona and the Mexican State of Sonora. The film follows individuals from this community, who contemplate the meaning of identity, indigenous sovereignty, immigration, borders and fear. It takes us to the heart of a migration zone, where military presence is increasing and where walls are being erected. As the film transports us there, it tells a story that echoes throughout the world, as states pursue policies of isolation and militarization to ensure their security. It is a journey to the center of the labyrinth.