Smoking/Vaping Health Risk
Directed by NCIDC students
1 m, PSA, USA
PSA on how peer pressure can lead to negative health consequences of nicotine addiction.
Director: Maria Seppälä
28 m, Documentary Short, Finland
Story about the Finndians, Finnishinaabe people, the descendants of the Native Americans and Finnish immigrants, who cherish the ways of the both cultures and traditions in their everyday lives in Minnesota. USA. Many of them use the term Finndian to reclaim their identity between two different cultures. Finndians is also a non-fiction book published in Finland by the same team.
From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A Reporter's Journey
Director: Kevin McKiernan
1h 29m, Documentary Feature, USA
Nominated: Best Documentary Feature
In 1973 a rookie reporter is sent to cover armed members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who have taken over the historic village of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. En route to Wounded Knee, he is threatened by a paramilitary group whose members oppose the takeover and consider the press the "enemy of the people." To get the inside story, the reporter circumvents government roadblocks surrounding the besieged village and embeds with the militants. When the Indians finally surrender after 10 weeks, two activists are dead and more than a dozen have been wounded in firefights with federal agents. The FBI arrests those who remain, including the reporter.
Forty years later, the reporter meets a Yurok Indian fisherman in California, a man he unwittingly had photographed during the 10-week occupation. The two become friends, traveling back to the Dakotas and later to the pipeline protests on the Standing Rock Reservation, where they examine the legacy of 1970's activism in Indian Country.