Program 10

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

SOLDIERS OF A HUMBLE HALL

DIRECTOR: Adrian M. Brown

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 5 m • USA

In 1964, Native American Veterans and active duty soldiers were still not getting proper recognition for their sacrifices. On June 6, 1964, the Native Americans of San Diego's East County banded together to muster VFW Post #7637 in a modest building on the Viejas Indian Reservation.


Cree Code Talker ᐅᓂᑕᐚᐦᑖᐤ ᓀᐦᐁᐤᐯᑫᐢᐠᐍᐁᐣ

DIRECTOR: Alex Lazarowich

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 14 m • CANADA

Cree Code Talker is the first ever film that tells the story of the Canadian Cree code talker Charles ‘Checker’ Tomkins who fought in the Second World War. Digging deep into the US archives it depicts the true story of Charles’ involvement with the US Air Force and the development of the code talkers communication system, which was used to transmit crucial military communications, using the Cree language as a vital secret weapon in combat. Using WWII archival footage, Charles’s surviving brothers Frank and James Tomkins interviews, and a 2004 Smithsonian voice recording of Charles Tomkins this film explores the rich history of the Canadian Code Talkers.


RECLAIMING SACRED TOBACCO

DIRECTORS: Leya Hale

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 27 m • USA

Filmmaker In-Attendance

Minnesotan American Indian communities are reclaiming traditional practices around Sacred Tobacco and educating their people on the growth of commercial tobacco’s frequent use in sacred traditions in order to promote a healthy lifestyle for future generations.


WE ARE THE SALMON PEOPLE 

DIRECTOR: Bev Hauptli

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 24 m • USA

"We Are The Salmon People: Bernie Gobin's Story" documents how a Tulalip Indian has made a difference for generations to come. Through decades of hard work and determination, Bernie fought not only for Indian fishing rights, but for fish themselves. Today, a hatchery honors his name.


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BLESSED

DIRECTOR: Jennifer Derwingson

LIVE SHORT • 28 m • USA

CAST: DeLanna Studi, Daniella Garcia

A suspenseful short action film about a cop torn between her desire to be a mother and being the warrior she needs to be when a young girl running for her life arrives with a request.


REZilience

DIRECTOR: Jayson Stewart

LIVE SHORT • 10 m • CANADA

CAST: Remington Louie, Douglas E. Davidson

NOMINATED for BEST LIVE SHORT

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Serpent Lake Reserve has been forgotten. This indigenous community in Canada's far north experiences a catastrophe that will decimate 90% of the population. A military experiment gone horribly wrong exposes centuries of genocide and corruption and unleashes a seemingly unstoppable evil.


THE SMUDGING

DIRECTOR: Mike J. Marin

FEATURE • 95 m • USA 

Filmmaker In-Attendance

CAST: Mike J. Marin, Chris Walsh, Sam Marin, Daniel Ontiveros, Sergio Ontiveros, Vincent Romero

A group of paranormal researchers are called to investigate a Native American cultural center. What they come face-to-face with is something they are not prepared for. 


FROM WISCONSIN WITH LOVE - PEOPLE OF HARVEST 

DIRECTOR: Paulette M. Moore

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE • 54 m • USA

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"From Wisconsin With Love: People of Harvest" is a 2016 Northland College documentary film about the act of sustainable harvest as an antidote to extractive industry based on Anishinabe prophecy and practice. From 2011 - 2015 community members in Wisconsin's Penokee Hills on the south shore of Lake Superior challenged what would have been the world's largest taconite mine. The centerpiece of that challenge was the Anishinabe - led Harvest Education Learning Project: a five-acre protest/envisioning camp on the edge of the proposed mine site. In 2015 the mining company closed its doors and left the region. "From Wisconsin With Love: People of Harvest" is the story of what the community was fighting for - and what happened next. This film is the "prequel" to the 2014 documentary "To Wisconsin With Love" - about the community's experience fighting the GTac mine.vimeo.com/92711437 From Wisconsin With Love is a collaborative film created by Northland College filmmaker-in-residence Kanienkeha:ka Mohawk (Six Nations enrolled)/British descent Paulette Moore and her documentary students Aletha Hefko, Dane Hildebrandt, Sadye McCloud, Melissa Olsen, Axel Peterman, Kalley Rittman, Kate Roling and Jasmin Solberg.


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