Sat, Oct 7 | 11:30am | ArcLight UTC
Q&A following screening with Valerie Red-Horse Mohl and Dawn Jackson
Mankiller examines the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, who defied all odds to become one of the most influential leaders in the United States. Mankiller overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first female Principal Chief in 1985.
Sat, Oct 7 | 1:30am | ArcLight UTC
A father tries to rekindle a relationship with his 9-year- old son while he watches over him for the Summer on a rural ranch in Washington state. While trying to connect, the two of them encounter an unforeseen threat that can end both of their lives.
In the Beginning Was Water and Sky
A haunting and visually stunning fairytale that blends fantasy and real life events. Two Native American children navigate the dark corners of American history trying to find their way back to a home that may be lost forever.
Russian America. The mid 1800’s. Fur thief Subienkow must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him. He calls over the chief, Makamuk, and begins to bargain…
Early 1800’s: Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised. She’s helped by Domingo, a Franciscan friar, on the journey to bring her to a Native village where she can finally be safe.
Twelve year-old Rabbit spends most of his days, drawing, collecting comics, and avoiding the teasing of his peers. Insecure and shy, Rabbit dreads dancing in the upcoming powwow and begins to draw Waabooz, a superhero that embodies his desired self; bold and unafraid. Through traditional storytelling, imagination and a little magic, Rabbit’s mysterious Grandfather helps bring Waabooz to life.
After returning home from his grandfather’s funeral, a young Native American boy opens a mysterious gift bequeathed to him by his grandfather.
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