NATIVE AMERICAN SHOWCASE
Spotlighting our talented Native American filmmakers. We will get a glimpse of what’s hot on the Native American indie film scene. Moderated by award-winning filmmaker and IAIA Adjunct Faculty Peter Kershaw and IAIA Cinematic Arts Department Chair James Lujan. Followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.
Trust in Maggie
Felicia Nez (Navajo), 10:45
Maggie concocts a scheme to earn some quick cash.
Frosley Fowler (Navajo), 15:00
A successful young artist wonders whether or not he’s sold out.
Kenneth Kanesta (Cochiti Pueblo), 4:20
A Pueblo warrior, taken prisoner, receives an unexpected act of mercy.
Big Sister Rug
Dwayne Joe (Navajo/Hopi), 15:00
This documentary looks at the history and future of the world’s largest hand-woven rug, the Big Sister Rug, housed on the Navajo reservation.
Sydney Issacs (Tlingit), 1:10
A young woman takes a break from reality.
Echota Killsnight (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee), 14:35
A land owner discovers a suspicious trespasser on his property who claims to have buried a dead dog, but is it really a dog in the grave?
Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Navajo), 9:15
In 1863 New Mexico, a settler copes with the death of his wife amid skirmishes with a nearby Indian tribe.