2017 American Indian Film Festival®
AIFI stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota and their thousands of native and non-native allies in the struggle to protect their waters and homelands against bio oil and the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This is the most recent of the on going struggles of indigenous peoples of this continent to protect and preserve their homelands and ways of life against colonial and capitalist interests. AIFI has presented these stories and many others of cultural affirmation, resistance and survival over the years and they will continue to be featured through the 42nd annual American Indian Film Festival®, to be presented November 3-11, 2017 in San Francisco.
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WHO WE ARE
The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) fosters understanding of the culture, traditions and contemporary issues of Native Americans. The first American Indian Film Festival, presented in 1975 in Seattle was relocated in 1977 to San Francisco, where it found its permanent home. Today AIFI is the major Native American media and cultural art presenter in California and its Festival is the world's oldest and best known exposition dedicated to Native Americans in cinema.
There’s trouble on the set of “Alien Boy and Talking Dog.” The dollar-store duct tape won’t hold and the empty spray-painted boxes and gauges that serve as the spaceship interior keep falling down. Jesse Walton, 11, the main character — whose idea it was for the four-minute sci-fi film — gets into costume.