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Indigenous Films: An Evening with Gregg Deal

February 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film Screening and Zoom Discussion/Q&A The Last American Indian on Earth Director Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute) documents his first performance piece The Last American Indian on Earth, which explores the romantic, misunderstood and often racist interactions average Americans have when encountering an Indigenous person. The performance allowed Deal to examine his interactions with the public, and the critical thinking that goes into asserting identity and enacting change. (Gregg Deal, 2016, 22 min.). Following the film, Gregg will join us…

Indigenous Film: Putupari and the Rainmakers

April 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - April 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Putuparri and the Rainmakers, director Nicole Ma. This documentary spans ten transformative years in the life of Tom Putuparri Lawford, as he navigates the chasm between his western upbringing and his growing determination to fight for his family’s homeland. When Putuparri travels with his grandfather and other Wangkajunga elders to Kurtal, a sacred waterhole in the Great Sandy Desert, he learns that the dreamtime myths are not merely stories. Director Ma travels with Putuparri on his arduous journey as he…

Indigenous Film – Tlakimilolli: Voces del Telar
(Voices of the Loom)

June 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Film Screening and Zoom Discussion/Q&A Tlakimilolli: Voces del Telar (Voices of the Loom), director Clementina Campos. This documentary is a portrait of the indigenous women weavers of Sierra de Zongolica in Veracruz, Mexico, showing us their creativity and mastery of technique. Tracing all phases of the weaving process, from shearing the sheep, through washing, carding, spinning, dying, preparing the back strap loom, and finally, weaving, the film celebrates the women who have sustained their craft for generations, yet came close…

Indigenous Films: River of Small Gods & The Shaman’s Apprentice

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tangonan presents a modern myth in "River of Small Gods" about alienation from the land and the consequences of denying our connection to it. On the brink of eviction, a Hawaiian woman takes a job to retrieve stones for a sculptor – a journey that takes her to a sacred riverbed where her material and spiritual needs converge. (Lacuna Films Inc. and Pacific Islanders in Communications, 2021, 16 min.). In "Angakakusajaujuq – The Shaman’s Apprentice," a young shaman must face…

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