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.


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