Director: Adrian Baker
Animated Short • 5 minutes • USA
Featuring the voice of Nisqually fisherman, environmentalist and activist Billy Frank Jr., “Salmon” explores the life cycle of the salmon as well as its importance as a “keystone species” to our environment and to our way of life on Turtle Island. Billy dedicated his life to the well-being of salmon as well as to the rivers and watersheds that provide spawning beds and paths to the ocean necessary to maintain a healthy salmon population and balanced, thriving ecosystem. For his lifetime of hard work, Billy was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, our nation’s highest civilian honor.
Nan Isht Akokpachi (The Gift)
DIRECTOR: Steven Paul Judd
LIVE SHORT • 8 minutes • USA
After his grandfathers funeral, a little boy comes home to find his grandfather has left him a gift.
DIRECTOR: Taylor Sheridan
FEATURE • 1 hr 51 minutes • USA
WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, WIND RIVER also stars Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, and Kelsey Asbille.
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, Kelsey Asbille, Julia Jones, Gil Birmingham, Tokala Black Elk, Martin Sensmeier, Tantoo Cardinal, Apesanahkwat, Althea Sam