Program 8

  • AMC Van Ness 14 1000 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States

SHASH JAA': BEARS EARS

DIRECTOR: Angelo Baca

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 25 m•  USA

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Shash Jaa’ (Bears Ears) is a giant stretch of land in southeastern Utah, nearly 1.9 million acres of rocky and rugged wilderness. This region is sacred land to local Native American tribes, and in 2015 five nations came together to form the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, an effort to protect their homeland from development and destruction. Follow the story of the coalition as they lobby the Obama Administration to designate Bears Ears a national monument.


THE MARKING OF A MILESTONE

DIRECTOR: John Wright

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 38 m • USA

A profile of the Mohave origins of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, featuring creation stories, bird songs, and an oral history of how the tribes have lived by the river since time immemorial.


POWER LINES

DIRECTOR: KLEE BENALLY

FEATURE • 74 m • USA

NOMINATED for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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CAST: Nezbahe Ragdoll, Kayla Dailey, Tony Skrelunas, Belinda Ayze, Sam Minkler

Power Lines is a coming of age story about a young Diné (Navajo) poet who runs away and finds home. Halee (Nezbahe Williams)is a 16 year old Diné relocation refugee who uses poetry to escape from her painful past and present.When Halee’s abusive father crosses a line, her best friend Selma (Kayla Reid Dailey) helps her runaway. Their journey to Halee’s homeland takes a turn when she discovers her father has been hiding a secret that has the power to change Halee’s life forever.


NAVAJO MATH CIRCLES

DIRECTOR: George Csicsery

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE • 59 m • USA

NOMINATED for BEST PUBLIC SERVICE

Filmmaker In-Attendance

Trailer

Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. The math circles approach puts children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction. Applications of math in Native culture highlight the special connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty, and mathematics.


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