The Second Annual Focus on International Short Films:
A Night to Celebrate Indigenous Filmmakers of the Americas
The Evening of Saturday, October 25th of 2008
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
Price: WIF Members $15.00/ Non-WIF members $20.00
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Come join us for the second annual event where this year we focus on short films by Indigenous American filmmakers. More than just a screening, you will experience Indigenous American culture with a reception, music, a fine art exhibit, and special appearances by Danza Azteca Cuauhtemoc, Vox Femina, Miss Blackfoot 2008 and Happy Frejo. Following the screening will be a Q & A with the filmmakers. This event brings together Indigenous artists from North Central and South American communities in Los Angeles, and is sure to draw a large and diverse crowd.
Director: Juan Manuel Betancourt
A young boy's fascination with his shoe string leads him to unravel the meaning of life.
Lagrimas Del Café
Director: Claudia Mercado
Meaning tears like coffee, that honors the director's ancestors, specifically her grandmother.
Director: Nanobah Becker
In the early 1950's, Christian missionaries make a catastrophic visit to a family in the remote, Navajo desert, with unforeseen results.
Telephone Warriors: The Story of the Choctaw Code Talkers
Director: Valerie Redhorse
In 1918, not yet citizens of the U.S., Choctaw members of the U.S. American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon and establishing them as America's original Code Talkers.
Director: Alejandro Diaz
What it takes to become a man. A young Indian boy tries to prove worthy of his bride.
For the Next Seven Generations
Director: Carol Hart
13 Indigenous women elders, shamans and medicine women from around the world, have united as one to share their sacred wisdom and practices. As they travel the globe together, they are shining a bright light on the path to a sustainable world for the next seven generations.