NO WORRIES by MONI
DIRECTOR: Kahena Cinema
MUSIC VIDEO • 4 m • USA
Moni is an urban NDN, Born & Raised in East Oakland, and moved to Big Island as a young teen. MONI blends Soul/R&B/Electronic music fused with Reggae & Hip Hop.
Moni is Dine' & Laguna Pueblo. Classically trained at UC Berkeley on scholarship funded by a non-profit called "The Young Musician's Program" during grade school, as well as growing up being surrounded by musicians at home.
Moni has opened for Anuhea, Hirie, Scarub of The Living Legends, One-Be-Lo of Binary Star, Layzie Bone & The Mo Thugs Family, & KC & JoJo.
REZ LIFE by Blue Flamez
DIRECTOR: Diego Giovanni Sanchez
MUSIC VIDEO • 5 m • USA
In 2014 Ibori Records founder Chaz Mortimer received funding from the Oregon Arts Commission to team with professional teaching artists in a program designed to extend professional arts experiences to Indigenous Youth throughout Oregon.
"Beats Lyrics Leaders" was formed around song writing retreats and music training programs, teaming up a group of 16 Native American youth in Oregon with entertainment personalities and musician mentors.
After 2 years of working with the youth, they eventually recorded the hit song Rez Life in Seattle with "Uncle Rick Clifford" (recorded Tupac's Greatest Hits, Gloria Gaynor's "I will Survive", etc). Through additional funding from the Meyer Memorial Trust, they youth were able to finish the project and shoot the music video.
EARTH REVOLUTION by Ta'Kaiya Blaney
DIRECTOR: Robbie Romero
MUSIC VIDEO • 6 m • USA
DIG IT IF YOU CAN
DIRECTOR: Kyle Bell
DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 19 m • USA
We get up close and personal with Steven Paul Judd, the dynamic and bold 21st century renaissance man. One of the art world’s most energetic, accessible and celebrated figures, this self-taught artist’s love for pop culture and Native American art has given him a massive following. This insightful portrait shows how Judd indigenizes the popular everyday to allow our young to see themselves in all aspects of life, while at the same time making his own dreams a reality through his passion and zest for life.
DIRECTOR: Nathan Frankowski
FEATURE • 105 m • USA
CAST: Q'Orianka Kilcher, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, Mackenzie Astin, Brigid Brannagh
Te Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.