Indigenous Short Films on December 5, 2019

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The final ACT Year-Round of 2019 will showcase six Indigenous short films from Sundance Institute. Each of the six short films has screened at the Sundance Film Festival and each is directed by an Indigenous filmmaker. The films celebrate and explore cultural expression and self-representation. CSU’s Native American Cultural Center and Ethnic Studies Assistant Professor Lindsey Schneider will join ACT for this screening to discuss Indigenous representation and local Indigenous organizations and initiatives.

“This endeavor fulfills an important goal of our program, which is the diversity, creativity and immense talent of emerging Indigenous filmmakers while providing entertainment and expanding awareness of Indigenous content for film audiences around the U.S.”

– N. Bird Runningwater (Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache), Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program Director

The six Indigenous Program-supported short films that will be screened include: Birds in the Earth (11 minutes), Marja Helander (Sámi); Fainting Spells (10 minutes), Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño); Jáaji Approx. (8 minutes), Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño); My Father’s Tools (7 minutes), Heather Condo (Mi’gmaq); Throat Singing in Kangirsuk (4 minutes), Eva Kaukai (Inuit) and Manon Chamberland (Inuit), and Shinaab, Part II (8 minutes), Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. (Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians).

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 6:30 P.M. | The Lyric | Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 students and seniors

Tickets can be purchased through The Lyric.

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Indigenous Short Films is a collaborative program of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program and Art House Convergence.

Manon Chamberland and Eva Kaukai appear in Throat Singing in Kangirsuk by Manon Chamberland and Eva Kaukai, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Emilie Baillargeon and Clark Ferguson.