Just read about an upcoming documentary called Contrary Warrior about Adam Fortunate Eagle, who organized the takeover of Alcatraz in 1969. He has written several books, including Heart of the Rock: The Indian Invasion of Alcatraz (with Tom Findley). For those of you interested in the occupation (legitimated by the Sioux Treaty of 1868, [...]
I went to the NMAI Heye Center on July 9, 2009 for the screening of Barking Water, a film by Sterlin Harjo, whose NMAI Film + Video Festival panel discussion I attended back in March. Harjo was on hand for questions after the screening.
Barking Water is the story of old flames, Irene and [...]
At the 2009 festival, I was also able to attend the second panel called “Creating the Alternative: a Conversation with Four Directors.” I enjoyed this panel so much because the directors came through as very accessible and down-to-earth.
Moderator Jason Silverman asked the panelists why they make films and Georgina Lightning’s response pulled me [...]
El segundo festival itinerante de cine y video de los pueblos originarios se dará el 22 de septiembre hasta el 3 de octubre del 2009 en Quito, Ecuador. Las inscripciones se cierran el 20 de julio asi que inscríbanse pronto!
If you are in Los Angeles on July 18, check out the All Roads 2009 International Showcase in Los Angeles. The first film is 2501 Migrants: A Journey, directed by Yolanda Cruz of Petate Productions where you can find other clips by this director (this website has gotten a lot more interactive and cooler [...]