Program 13 • CLOSING NIGHT

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

NO WORRIES by MONI

DIRECTOR: Kahena Cinema

MUSIC VIDEO • 4 m • USA 

NOMINATED for BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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.


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REZ LIFE by Blue Flamez

DIRECTOR: Diego Giovanni Sanchez

MUSIC VIDEO • 5 m • USA 

NOMINATED for BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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

NOMINATED for BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Ta’Kaiya Blaney is an actor, singer-songwriter and Native Children’s Survival (NCS) Youth Ambassador from Tla A’min Nation, Turtle Island. Written and performed by Ta’Kaiya, EARTH REVOLUTION features children from around the world in a call to action to protect Mother Earth and all our relations for future generations. During COP21 EARTH REVOLUTION also screened at the Rights of Nature Tribunal on 5 December 2015 where Ta’Kaiya closed the event with a new song TURN THE WORLD AROUND. The TV news program Democracy Now filmed her performance and it has received more than 300,000 views on the Democracy Now Facebook and YouTube pages. On INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES 9 August 2016, Ta’Kaiya Blaney’s new single and music picture EARTH REVOLUTION drops digitally on iTunes, Amazon and leading music stores around the world. Ta’Kaiya is currently on the Red Road speaking, performing and sharing her message with the world.


DIG IT IF YOU CAN

DIRECTOR: Kyle Bell

DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 19 m • USA

NOMINATED for BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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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.


TE ATA

DIRECTOR: Nathan Frankowski

FEATURE • 105 m • USA

CAST: Q'Orianka Kilcher, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, Mackenzie Astin, Brigid Brannagh

NOMINATED for BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS

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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.


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