Scholar and poet Lyla June (Diné/Cheyenne) challenges the status quo when she decides to run for House of Representatives in New Mexico’s District 47.
Dream | starts at 00:49:24 (USA, 2021, 4 min.) Director: Adam Conte (Oneida/Mohawk)
Official music video by DOC Native (Seminole Tribe of Florida) and Spencer Battiest (Seminole Tribe of Florida) performing the single “Dream.”
êmîcêtôcêt - Many Bloodlines | starts at 00:53:14 (Canada, 2020, 11 min.) Director: Theola Ross (Cree)
Two women on the path to having a child through in vitro fertilization navigate their differences in race, culture, class, and gender roles.
Piiksi Huia | starts at 01:04:13 (New Zealand, 2020, 10 min.) Directors: Cian Elyse White (Ngāti Awa/Ngāti Poro) and Joshua Manyheads (Siksika)
Huia dreams of becoming a principal ballerina. During her audition at a top academy, unexpected visitors show up during her final bid to impress—her ancestors.
Badjelánnda | starts at 01:12:26 (Sweden, 2020, 4 min.) Directors: Jonah Senften and Jimmy Sundin Sámi with English subtitles
Based on Juvva Pittja’s (Northern Sámi) poem, this film highlights nature’s values and their importance to the Sámi minority in the Arctic region of Sweden.
Tarcila: Indigenous Solutions to Climate Change from Peru | starts at 01:17:00 (USA/Peru, 2020, 13 min.) Director: Sarah Kuck Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles
Tarcila Rivera Zea, a Quechuan activist, fights for Indigenous rights in Peru. She finds that her lifelong efforts to empower her people are growing increasingly crucial as the weather becomes unreliable and climate change raises the stakes.
This is the Way We Rise | starts at 01:33:04 (USA, 2020, 12 min.) Director: Ciara Lacy (Kanaka Maoli)
A portrait of Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio (Kanaka Maoli), a poet, activist, and academic, and her continued work towards justice for Hawai’i's Native population.
Special support for Native Cinema Showcase provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature, the Walt Disney Company, the Consulate General of Canada in New York, the Council for Canadian American Relations and Canada Now. \n