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A Collection of Indigenous Short Films from the Sundance Film Festival | Saturday, November 23, 1:00pm, 60m., Mid-America All-Indian Center (650 N. Seneca)
In partnership with the Mid-America All-Indian Center
**Tickets are FREE but you must RSVP at the button below**
A new collaboration between Art House Convergence and Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program brings six Indigenous short films from Sundance Institute Fellows to select art house theaters in North America during November’s annual celebration of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
Birds in the Earth: Examining the deeper questions of the ownership of the Sami land through the ballet performances of two young dancers. Dir. Marja Helander, 2018, 11 min.
Fainting Spells: Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Indian pipe plant used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted. Dir. Sky Hopinka, 2018, 11 min.
Jáaji Approx.: Against landscapes that the artist and his father traversed, audio of the father in the Ho-Chunk language is transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet, which tapers off, narrowing the distance between recorder and recordings, new and traditional, memory and song. Dir. Sky Hopinka, 2015, 8 min.
My Father’s Tools: Stephen continues producing traditional baskets to honor his father and thus finds peace in his studio as he connects with the man who taught him the craft. Dir. Heather Condo, 2016, 7 min.
Throat Singing in Kangirsuk: Eva and Manon practice the art of throat singing in the small village of Kangirsuk, in their native Arctic land. Interspliced with footage of the four seasons of Kangirsuk by Johnny Nassak. Dirs. Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland, 2018, 4 min.
Shinaab, Part II: A look at Ojibwe ideas surrounding the death process as a young man strives to honor his late father. Dir. Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr., 2018, 6 min.
About Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program
The Indigenous Program champions Indigenous independent storytelling artists through residency Labs, Fellowships, public programming, and a year-round continuum of creative, financial, and tactical support. The Program conducts outreach and education to identify a new generation of Indigenous voices, connecting them with opportunities to develop their storytelling projects, and bringing them and their work back to Indigenous lands. At its core, the Program seeks to inspire self-determination among Indigenous filmmakers and communities by centering Indigenous people in telling their own stories.