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Indigenous Film & Arts Festival 2ndWed IIIRM Denver American Indian Commission East Entrance, IMAX, Museum'N & S, 2001 Colorado $5
Subject: Indigenous Film - The Velvet Devil - January 10 at DMNS (Denver)
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:08 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org
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Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
January 10th
The Velvet Devil
Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Denver American Indian Commission and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are pleased to present another year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

Please join us on Wednesday, January 10th as we kick off the new year with The Velvet Devil in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 
 
Hope to see you there.  Gray
 
  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
  
The Velvet Devil
Films + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 

The Velvet Devil, from director Larry J. Bauman, is a visually compelling adaptation of Andrea Menard's play about a young Métis woman who leaves her mother, her native culture, and her home to find fame as "the Velvet Devil" a 1940's singing sensation. The film shows Velvet's journey from home to stardom and her return, a journey of spirit, memory, identity, and joy. Featuring actor, singer/songwriter, playwright and screenwriter Andrea Menard (Métis). (WestWind Pictures Ltd, 85 min.) www.WestWindPictures.com

Richard R. Martel, former Commissioner on the
Denver American Indian Commission
will lead an audience discussion
after the film screening.


Special Thanks to our 2017-2018                             
Series Sponsor and     Media Sponsor                                                         
 
       
 
                                                      
 
        
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, January 10th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              
2018 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater, except as noted - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Hold the dates - titles to be announced

January 10 - The Velvet Devil
February 14 - To be announced
March 14 - To be announced
April 11 - Our Children, Our Future (titles to be announced)
May 9 - To be announced
June 13 - Showcase of Youth Films
July 11 - To be announced
August 8 - To be announced
September 12 - To be announced
October 3 to 8 - Indigenous Film & Arts Festival, various venues
November 14 - To be announced
December - no films - holiday break

 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Subject: Indigenous Film & Arts Fest Finale - Nov 9th - Chasing the Light @ DMNS
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Tue, Nov 01, 2016 8:55 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org

13th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival Finale
Chasing the Light
November 9, 2016

Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

We've reached the Finale of the 13th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival. Please join us on November 9th at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for Chasing the Light, with director Blackhorse Lowe leading an audience Q&A. 

Enjoy the film on the big screen in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 

Hope to see you there. Gray
          


Jeanne Rubin                    
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival


Please join us!
 
?   FESTIVAL & 2016 Monthly Film Series FINALE   ? 

 WEDNESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

 
Image courtesy of Blackhorse Lowe



Chasing the Light, director Blackhorse Lowe (Diné).  An improvisational film that defies classification in any genre, developed scene by scene as it was being shot.  A story of love and love lost, of depression and the support of friends, of trying to find your way back and become whole again. Set against the backdrop of a side of Albuquerque you're not likely to see in any tourism brochure, the camera takes you on a journey off the main drags of the City for a look at what could be a universal "other side of town." A visual delight shot in black and white. For mature audiences. (Blackhorse Lowe, 2015, 100 min.).
 
Director Blackhorse Lowe will lead a discussion with the audience following the film screening.



Tonight's program presented in partnership with:



Special Thanks to our 2016 Series Presenting Sponsor:

     
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, November 9th
Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

      PARKING: DMNS has its own parking lot. Parking is free
 




We'll be taking a holiday break in December. The Festival's Monthly Film Series will resume on January 11, 2017. Film updates will be posted on our website at www.iiirm.org and on Facebook: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.
  
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Subject: Two Spirits - September 14th at DMNS (Denver)
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 5:52 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
September 14th
TWO SPIRITS
Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Denver American Indian Commission and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are pleased to present another year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

Please join us on Wednesday, September 14th for the documentary film Two Spirits in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 
 
Hope to see you there.  Gray
 
  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
  
TWO SPIRITS
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Two Spirits (director Lydia Nibley) presents a moving portrait of Fred Martinez, a young Navajo who identified as nádleehí (a male-bodied person
Fred Martinez dancing from reenactment in Two Spirits, photographer David A. Armstrong
with a feminine nature), a special gift in Navajo culture. Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in America when he was brutally murdered in 2001, at the age of sixteen. This powerful documentary interweaves the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a broader look at the concept of two-spirited individuals in indigenous societies. As Fred's story unfolds, the film presents the stories of other two-spirit native people and the challenges they face both within their Tribes and in the larger community. (The Cinema Guild, 2011, 51 min.).
This film includes a reenactment of Fred's murder. For mature audiences.

Ronalda Warito (Diné) will lead a post-screening discussion with the audience
Tonight's program presented in partnership with:
 
 Special Thanks to our 2016 Series Presenting Sponsor
 
 
        
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, September 14th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              
2016 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Hold the dates:

January 13 - Treading Water
February 10 - Finding Gaston
March 9 - Kalo Pa'a o Wai?hole (Hard Taro of Wai?hole)
April 13 - Red Power Energy
May 11 - Okpik's Dream
June 8 - Showcase of Youth Films
July 13 - Empire of Dirt
August 10 - Navajo Math Circles - in the DMNS Gates Planetarium
September 14 - Two Spirits
October 5-10: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - various venues - October 9 at DMNS
November 9 - To be announced
December - holiday break 

 
 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Subject: Navajo Math Circles - August 10th, Denver - DMNS Gates Planetarium
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Sun, Jul 31, 2016 6:51 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
August 10th
NAVAJO MATH CIRCLES
Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Denver American Indian Commission and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are pleased to present another year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

Please join us on Wednesday, August 10th for the documentary film Navajo Math Circles in the Museum's Gates Planetarium, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Members/Will Call Entrance on the NORTH side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 
 
Hope to see you there.  Gray
 
  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
  
NAVAJO MATH CIRCLES
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

August screening is in the Gates Planetarium (Will Call Entrance, North Side)
 
Navajo Math Circles (director George Csicsery) follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians, using a model called math circles,
Image courtesy of Zala Films
which emphasizes open ended problems where students are encouraged to explore questions in mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction. The documentary reveals the challenges in education on the Navajo Nation and the benefits of this approach to teaching mathematics. The Navajo Math Circles project highlights the connections among Navajo culture, natural beauty, and mathematics. The film opens in a Hogan built by Navajo mathematician Henry Fowler on his mother's homestead in Tonalea, Arizona "It was my mother's eyes that introduced me to Diné values, our customs, our way of life." Through interviews with students, teachers and visiting mathematicians, the film documents 
implementation of Henry's vision of merging mathematics and science education with traditional Navajo culture at reservation schools. (Zala Films, www.zalafilms.com/navajo, 2016, 58 min.). Home use copies of the DVD will be on sale at the screening.
 
Closed captioned. A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request for the film discussion - three business days' notice requested. Contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org.
 
Dr. Kathy DeerInWater, Director of Special Projects for the Colorado Chapter of AISES will offer the welcome. Navajo Math Camp graduates Brandon Hobbs and Jaime Tsosie will lead the post-screening discussion.

Tonight's program presented in partnership with:


Special Thanks to our 2016 Series Presenting Sponsor
 
 
        
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Gates Planetarium (use NORTH Entrance
Entrance 2 on map, below)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, August 10th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)


                
              
2016 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Hold the dates:

January 13 - Treading Water
February 10 - Finding Gaston
March 9 - Kalo Pa'a o Wai?hole (Hard Taro of Wai?hole)
April 13 - Red Power Energy
May 11 - Okpik's Dream
June 8 - Showcase of Youth Films
July 13 - Empire of Dirt
August 10 - Navajo Math Circles
September 14 - Two Spirits
October 5-10: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - various venues - October 9 at DMNS
November 9 - Rising Voices
December - holiday break 

 
 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Subject: A Showcase of Youth Film, June 8th, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Thu, Jun 02, 2016 8:00 am
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
June 8th
A SHOWCASE OF YOUTH FILM
Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
The  International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Denver American Indian Commission and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are pleased to present another year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

Please join us on Wednesday, June 8th for a Showcase of Film from Indigenous Youth in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 
 
Hope to see you there.  Gray
 
  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
  
A Showcase of Youth Film
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Our June program celebrates the creativity of indigenous youth. Student filmmakers tell traditional tribal stories, present cultural traditions, reflect on
Face or Profile, courtesy of Wapikoni Mobile.
the importance of language, connect with elders, and bring tribal teachings into their day-to-day lives, acknowledging and embracing the importance of family, tradition and language as they prepare for their role as the next generation of leaders and bearers of culture.
 
In recognition of June as National Aboriginal History Month in Canada, we will focus on films from First Nations youth.
  
Denver American Indian Commissioner Kristina Bad Hand will lead a discussion with the audience following the film screening. Two of Kristina's short animations will be included in the program.
                  
 

Special Thanks to our 2016 Series Presenting Sponsor
 
 
        
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, June 8th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              
2016 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Hold the dates:

January 13 - Treading Water
February 10 - Finding Gaston
March 9 - Kalo Pa'a o Wai?hole (Hard Taro of Wai?hole)
April 13 - Red Power Energy
May 11 - Okpik's Dream
June 8 - Showcase of Youth Films
July 13 - Empire of Dirt
August 10 - TBA
September 14 - Two Spirits
October 5-10: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - various venues - October 9 at DMNS
November 9 - Rising Voices
December - holiday break 

 
 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Subject: Okpik's Dream, May 11th, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Tue, May 03, 2016 11:14 am
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
May 11th
OKPIK'S DREAM
Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
The  International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Denver American Indian Commission and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are pleased to present another year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

Please join us on Wednesday, May 11th for a screening of Okpik's Dream in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 
 
Hope to see you there.  Gray
 
  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
  
Okpik's Dream
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Okpik's Dream (director Laura Rietveld). Becoming a dog musher was Harry Okpik's childhood dream, but during the Dog Slaughter in the 1960s, when government agents shot thousands of Inuit huskies across the Canadian Arctic, 11-year-old Harry thought his dream was forever destroyed. Twelve years later, after traumatic residential schooling, another personal tragedy struck when he suffered a shooting accident and the eventual loss of his leg. In this powerful documentary, filmed over the course of several seasons, Harry recounts the momentous events of his life, including the realization of his life-long dream of running a dog sled team in the 600-km Ivakkak race, and the challenge of passing on his knowledge to a younger generation. In Inuktitut and English. (Catbird Productions, 2015, 72 min.).
 
Home use DVD available for purchase at http://okpiksdream.com
  
A discussion with the audience will follow the film screening                   
 

Special Thanks to our 2016 Series Presenting Sponsor
 
 
        
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, May 11th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              
2016 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Hold the dates:

January 13 - Treading Water
February 10 - Finding Gaston
March 9 - Kalo Pa'a o Wai?hole (Hard Taro of Wai?hole)
April 13 - Red Power Energy
May 11 - Okpik's Dream
June 8 - Showcase of Youth Films
July 13 - Empire of Dirt
August 10 - TBA
September 14 - Two Spirits
October 5-10: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - various venues - October 9 at DMNS
November 9 - Rising Voices
December - holiday break 

 
 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Subject: Red Power Energy, April 13th, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 12:41 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
April 13th
RED POWER ENERGY
Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
The  International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Denver American Indian Commission and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are pleased to present another year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

Please join us on Wednesday, April 13th for a screening of Red Power Energy in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 
 
Hope to see you there.  Gray
 
  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
  
Red Power Energy
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Red Power Energy, from director Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota), presents a portrait of energy resources on American Indian reservations in five states: Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and North and South Dakota. The documentary looks at renewable and non-renewable energy resources and the tensions that arise from efforts to balance development of the resource with environmental and cultural concerns. Executive Producer Lisa D. Olken, Director of Photography, Charles "Boots" Kennedye (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma). (Rocky Mountain PBS and Vision Maker Media, 2016, 57 min.).
  
We are pleased to partner with Rocky Mountain PBS for the Community Premiere of Red Power Energy. Following the film, Mervyn Tano, President of the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, and former General Counsel and Director of Environmental Programs at the Council of Energy Resource Tribes will lead a discussion with the audience.

Tonight's screening presented in partnership with
                  
 

Special Thanks to our 2016 Series Presenting Sponsor
 
 
        
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, April 13th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              
2016 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Hold the dates:

January 13 - Treading Water
February 10 - Finding Gaston
March 9 - Kalo Pa'a o Wai?hole (Hard Taro of Wai?hole)
April 13 - Red Power Energy
May 11 - Okpik's Dream
June 8 - Showcase of Youth Films
July 13 - Empire of Dirt
August 10 - TBA
September 14 - Two Spirits Program
October 5-10: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - various venues - October 9 at DMNS
November 9 - Rising Voices
December - holiday break 

 
 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Subject: Special Film Screening of Escape, March 31 - Auraria Campus, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016 1:19 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

March 31st @ Auraria Campus

ESCAPE

 

Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
We are pleased to announce two special film screenings of Escape, a 23-minute film made by youth from the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe. Each screening will be followed by Q&A with student filmmakers, parents and leaders from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

Please join us and our many co-sponsors on March 31st.  The event is free (suggested donation $5).

Event details and parking information are below.

Hope to see you there.  Gray
 

  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
ESCAPE
First Screening: Film + Q&A 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  
Student Commons Building, Room 1401 
 
Reception by Tocabe: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Student Commons Building, First Floor Lobby 
 
Second Screening: Film + Q&A 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Student Commons Building, Room 1500
Auraria Campus, 1201 Larimer Street, Denver 80204
Metered parking is available in the adjacent Redwood Lot.
  
Escape, a narrative film written, produced, directed and performed by youth from the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe, tells the story of two teens encountering and coping with substance abuse, violence, bullying and thoughts of suicide. It is the product of a filmmaking workshop conducted by Films by Youth Inside and funded by the Tribe. The frank and compelling depiction of the difficult issues encountered by tribal youth initiated an intergenerational conversation among the youth, their parents, and leaders at Ute Mountain Ute. The impact of the film is as compelling a story as the film itself. (2015, 23 min.).
 
Following each screening will be a discussion with the student filmmakers, parents and leaders from the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe. Please join us for an intergenerational look at the filmmaking process and the role of film as a medium of change.
 
Recommended for high school students and parents. Please participate as a family so the conversation continues. Both screenings are free and open to the public.
 
  
Many Thanks to this evening's sponsors:

 

       

 
 _________________________________________________
Where & When
Student Commons Building, Auraria Campus
1201 Larimer Street (Corner of Larimer & Speer)
Denver, Colorado 80204
Thursday, March 31st
First Screening: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m
Second Screening: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              

 

 


 


 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Subject: Hard Taro of Waiahole, March 9th, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Tue, Mar 08, 2016 9:52 am
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
March 9th Program
HARD TARO OF WAI?HOLE 
Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
REMINDER: We are pleased to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present a year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

Please join us on Wednesday, March 9th for a screening of Hard Taro of Wai?hole in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 
 
Hope to see you there.  Gray
 
  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
  
Kalo Pa'a o Wai?hole/Hard Taro of Wai?hole
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Kalo Pa'a o Wai?hole/Hard Taro of Wai?hole.
This documentary explores the issues surrounding the allocation of water that flows in the Wai?hole Ditch on the island of O'ahu. The title comes from an old saying referring to the stubbornness of the people of Wai?hole Valley. The film document the fight of local Hawaiians to restore the water flow in Wai?hole Ditch, which was diverted to sugar plantations in the 1900s, and is critical to restoring traditional taro patches, streams, coastal areas and the communities that depend on them. (N? Maka o ka '?ina, 1995, 59 min.).


Following the film, Jonathan Likeke Scheuer, Environmental Consultant, Hawai'i, will lead a discussion about water battles across the Hawaiian islands, including the Wai?hole situation, still being disputed 23 years after the sugar cane plantation closed.

Tonight's screening presented in partnership with
 

Special Thanks to our 2016 Series Presenting Sponsor
 
 
        
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, March 9th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              
2016 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Hold the dates:

January 13 - Treading Water
February 10 - Finding Gaston
March 9 - Kalo Pa'a o Wai?hole (Hard Taro of Wai?hole)
April 13 - Red Power Energy
May 11 - TBA
June 8 - Showcase of Youth Films
July 13 - Empire of Dirt
August 10 - TBA
September 14
October 5-10: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - various venues - October 9 at DMNS
November 9 - TBA
December - holiday break 

 
 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle
Subject: Finding Gaston, February 10th, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Thu, Jan 28, 2016 10:48 am
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

February 10th Program

FINDING GASTON 

Upcoming Event

Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

We are pleased to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present a year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

 

Please join us on Wednesday, February 10th for an encore screening of Finding Gaston in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 

 

Hope to see you there.  Gray
 

  

Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
Finding Gaston
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Finding Gaston (Director: Patricia Perez). Chef Gaston Acurio began a culinary career that reflected his classical French training, but soon came to realize that his true passion was the celebration of Peru's culinary heritage. "Why do we cook? Is it to make the customers in our restaurants happy, or do we have a bigger responsibility?" Sourcing from indigenous farmers and fishermen, creating cooking schools in rural areas throughout Peru, sharing recipes with indigenous cooks from across the country, employing academics from around the world to research the history of Peruvian ingredients, Gaston Acurio has become one of the Peru's most influential ambassadors, using food to help reinvigorate national identity and pride. (Chiwake Films, 2015, 75 min.).


 

Audience discussion will follow the film. 

 

This is our second and final screening of Finding Gaston. Don't miss it!

 

 
        
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Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, February 10th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              

2016 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

 

Hold the dates:

 

January 13

February 10

March 9

April 13

May 11

June 8

July 13

August 10

September 14

October 5-10: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - various venues - October 9 at DMNS

November 9

December - holiday break 


 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle
Subject: Treading Water, January 13th, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Thu, Jan 07, 2016 8:32 am
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

January 13th Program

TREADING WATER 

Upcoming Event

Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

REMINDER: We are pleased to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present a year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

 

Please join us on Wednesday, January 13th for Treading Water in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 

 

Hope to see you there.  Gray
 

  

Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
Treading Water
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Treading Water: Plight of the Manitoba First Nation Flood Evacuees,
a documentary by Janelle and Jérémie Wookey, examines the plight and personal stories of two Manitoba First Nations communities that are still displaced as the result of a 2011 flood. The film chronicles the hardships of 2,100 residents of the Lake St. Martin region who have been forced to live in hotels and temporary housing for the past three-and-a-half years after their homes were destroyed by the flood. It is also a powerful portrayal of how social injustice and race confounds the calculus of risk assessments of high impact-low probability phenomena and trumps sound risk management and recovery efforts. (Wookey Films, Inc. and Nüman Films Production, 2014, 48 min.).
                                                               
Following the film, Merv Tano, president, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, and Karl Kingery, with Wright Water Engineers, Inc. will lead a discussion with the audience.

Sponsored by Wright Water Engineers, Inc.
 
        
 ___________________________________________
Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, January 13th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              

2016 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater.

 


 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle
Subject: Healing the Warrior's Heart, November 11th, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 1:29 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

November 11th Program

HEALING THE WARRIOR'S HEART 

Upcoming Event

Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

We are pleased to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present a year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

 

Please join us on Wednesday, November 11th for Healing the Warrior's Heart in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the EAST side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. This will be our last screening at DMNS in 2015. Our monthly program will start again on January 13, 2016.

 

Hope to see you there.  Gray
 

  

Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
 
Healing the Warrior's Heart
Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Healing the Warrior's Heart sheds new light on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by examining the emotional trauma of war through the prism of American Indian tradition and ceremony. The documentary reveals the central role that military service plays in Native life and explores the spiritual traditions that help returning American Indian soldiers reintegrate into society. The film shows how some American Indian ceremonies and ways of healing are being used in the treatment of non-native veterans suffering from PTSD. Narrated by Peter Coyote. Producer/Director Taki Telonidis, Co-Producer Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee). (Western Folklife Center and KUED, 2014, 57 min.).

 

Post Screening discussion will be led by Denver American Indian Commissioner Elicia Goodsoldier.

 
        
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Where & When
Phipps Theater (EAST Entrance)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, November 11th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

                
              

2015 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater.

 

January 14 - For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

February 11 - Charlie's Country

March 11 - The Gift

April 8 - Apache 8

May 13 - We Are A Horse Nation 

June 10 - Honoring Our Elders Program

                Alan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Works of an American Master

July 8 - LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 -- with LaDonna Harris appearing for Q&A

August 12 - Showcase of Youth Films

September 9 - Ahupua'a

October 7-12 - Indigenous Film & Arts Festival (in multiple venues)

November 11 - Healing the Warrior's Heart


 

December 9 - Holiday break - no films in December.


 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle
Subject: A Showcase of Youth Film, August 12th, Denver
From: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
Date: Tue, Aug 04, 2015 9:10 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

August 12th Program

SHOWCASE OF YOUTH FILMS 

Upcoming Event

Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

We are pleased to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present a year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

 

Please join us on Wednesday, August 12th for A Showcase of Short Films from Indigenous Youth in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Phipps Theater Evening Entrance on the east side of the Museum.  Parking at the Museum is free. 

 

Hope to see you there.  Gray
 

 

  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

A Showcase of Youth Film

Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Join us for a showcase of short films from Indigenous Youth.

 

The program will feature short films from Longhouse Media, in Seattle, and Wapikoni Mobile, in Quebec.


 

 

Good Boy, image courtesy of Longhouse Media


  

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Where & When

Phipps Theater (East Entrance)

Denver Museum of Nature & cience

2001 Colorado Blvd.

Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, August 12th
Door Open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

 

                
              

2015 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater.

 

January 14 - For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

February 11 - Charlie's Country

March 11 - The Gift

April 8 - Apache 8

May 13 - We Are A Horse Nation 

June 10 - Honoring Our Elders Program

                Alan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Works of an American Master

July 8 - LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 -- with LaDonna Harris appearing for Q&A

August 12 - Showcase of Youth Films


 

Hold the Dates

September 9 - Hawaiian Film, title to be announced

October 7-12 - Indigenous Film & Arts Festival (in multiple venues)

November 11 - to be announced

December 9 - Holiday break - no films in December.


 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle
no update yet on July 8 - LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 -- with LaDonna Harris appearing for Q&A
Subject: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - June 10th Film Program - ALLAN HOUSER/HAOZOUS at DMNS
From: jeannerubin@iiirm.org
Date: Mon, Jun 08, 2015 2:53 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

June 10th Program

ALLAN HOUSER/HAOZOUS: THE LIFETIME WORK OF AN AMERICAN MASTER

Upcoming Event

Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

We are pleased to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present a year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

 

Our June film is ALLAN HOUSER/HAOZOUS: THE LIFETIME WORK OF AN AMERICAN MASTER, screening on Wednesday, June 10th in the Museum's RICKETSON THEATER, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Evening Entrance on the WEST side of the Museum NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE FOR THIS SCREENING ONLY. Parking at the Museum is free.

 

Hope to see you there.

  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

  
 
Honoring our Elders Program

Allan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an

American Master

Film + Q&A 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

Allan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master, Director Phil Lucas (Choctaw). Allan Houser drew masterfully, painted beautifully, and brought stone powerfully to life. The spirit of Houser's Warm Spring Chiricahua Apache heritage is the source of his imagery: his father's stories, his own early memories of women's shawls and skirts around the bonfire of the Apache Mountain Spirit dance, the bitterly won taste of his tribe's freedom after a generation of forced relocation and imprisonment. Allan Houser was a world-class artist whose name continues to grow in stature and respect. His story, told through the lens of world-renowned director Phil Lucas, is a celebration of the creative genius of both artists. (Allan Houser Inc., 1998, 54 min.).
 

                                                                                                                         I

Commissioners of the Denver American Indian Commission and Jeanne Rubin, Film Festival Director, will lead a discussion after the film.

 

 

A home-use DVD is available for purchase for $15 + Shipping at www.allanhouser.net

 

Sponsored by


 

       


 


 
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Where & When

RICKETSON Theater (Evening Entrance - West Side)

Denver Museum of Nature & cience

2001 Colorado Blvd.

Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, June 10th
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

 

                
              

2015 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater.

 

January 14 - For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

February 11 - Charlie's Country

March 11 - The Gift

April 8 - Apache 8

May 13 - We Are A Horse Nation
 

Hold the Dates 

June 10 - Honoring Our Elders Program

                Alan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Works of an American Master

July 8 - LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 -- with LaDonna Harris appearing for Q&A

August 12 - Showcase of Youth Films

September 9 - Hawaiian Film, title to be announced

October 7-12 - Indigenous Film & Arts Festival (in multiple venues)

November 11 - to be announced

December 9 - Holiday break - no films in December.


 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle

 

Nga Kai Para i te Kahikatoa:

 Maori Filmmaking, Forging a Path

June 1st

Dinner & Lecture

Upcoming Event

Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

We are pleased to announce an evening with Dr. Angela Moewaka Barnes. Please join us for dinner and her lecture: Maori Filmmaking - Forging a Path.  Details below.  See you there.

 

Jeanne Rubin

Festival Director

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

Nga Kai Para i te Kahikatoa:

Maori Filmmaking, Forging a Path

Dr. Angela Moewaka Barnes

 

Indigenous peoples are aware of the power stories have to shape our world. Feature film offers a unique site that indigenous voices can inhabit and give expression to diverse realities and experiences. Here stories of length can be told and shared communally where audiences get to know themselves and others.

 

In Aotearoa New Zealand there is a struggling but growing movement in the making of M?ori dramatic and documentary films, which began in the late 1970s and 1980s. However, very few M?ori driven and directed dramatic feature films have been made. The earlier feature films, Ngati (1987) Mauri (1988) and Te Tangata Whai Rawa o Weniti, Maori Merchant of Venice (2002) remain significant achievements.

 

This presentation will provide examples and primarily discuss these three films and the filmmakers, Barry Barclay, Merata Mita and Don Selwyn who cleared the path and shaped the future of filmmaking in Aotearoa. Analysis is grounded in Kaupapa M?ori, M?ori worldviews and experiences. For example, Merata Mita viewed film as an extension of a M?ori oral tradition that encompasses storytelling because both convey information and create images.        


 


 
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Where & When

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Academic Office 1, 7th Floor Boardroom

12631 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, Colorado 80045

Monday, June 1st
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.; Dinner: 6:15, Lecture 7:00 p.m.

 

                
              

 

 


 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

April 8th Program

APACHE 8

Upcoming Event

Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

Reminder: We are pleased to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present a year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Museum's Phipps Theater for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

 

Our April film is APACHE 8, screening on Wednesday, April 8th in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Phipps Theater Evening Entrance on the east side of the Museum Parking at the Museum is free.

 

April special - free popcorn compliments of DMNS.

 

Hope to see you there.

  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

Apache 8

Film + Q&A with Commissioners of the Denver American Indian Commission, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 
 

Apache 8, from director Sande Zeig and Executive Producer Heather Rae (Cherokee), tells the story of an all-female wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who have been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S. for over 30 years. The film delves into the challenging lives of these Native firefighters. Four extraordinary women from different generations of the Apache 8 crew - Cheryl Bones, Nita Quintero, Kay Aday, and Erica Hinton - share their personal narratives with humor and tenderness. They speak of hardship and loss, family and community, and pride in being a firefighter from Fort Apache. Apache 8 weaves together a compelling tale of these remarkable firefighters, revealed for the first time. In English and Apache. (2011, 57 min.)

 


 


Jane Lopez,
Aviation Branch Chief, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will join the Commissioners of the Denver American Indian Commission for post-screening discussion. 

         


 


 
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Where & When

Phipps IMAX Theater (East Entrance)

Denver Museum of Nature & cience

2001 Colorado Blvd.

Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, April 8th
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

 

                
              

2015 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater.

 

January 14 - For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

February 11 - Charlie's Country

March 11 - The Gift

April 8 - Apache 8
 

Hold the Dates - Film titles to be announced

May 13

June 10

July 8

August 12 

September 9

October 7-12 - Indigenous Film & Arts Festival (in multiple venues)

November 11

December 9 - Holiday break - no films in December.


 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

March 11th Program

THE GIFT

Upcoming Event

Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

Please note, this was sent with an incorrect subject line.  Corrected date & film title: MARCH 11TH - THE GIFT.  We are pleased to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present a year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.  Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Museum's Phipps Theater for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5).

 

Our March film is THE GIFT, screening on Wednesday, March 11th in the Museum's Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please use the Phipps Theater Evening Entrance on the east side of the Museum Parking at the Museum is free.

 

Hope to see you there.

  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

The Gift

Film + Q&A with Commissioners of the Denver American Indian Commission, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

 

The Gift. Director Gary Farmer (Cayuga). Ever since it was first nurtured from a grass by the Maya, corn has held a sacred place in the lives of indigenous peoples in the Americas. Before colonization, corn was widely used as beverage, food staple, oil and ceremonial object. It was respected and revered as a critical part of creation. The Gift explores the powerful bond and spiritual relationship that continues to exist between people and corn. Gary Farmer takes us on a journey that begins in North America on the traditional lands of the Six Nations Confederacy (in southern Ontario and northern New York) and wends its way south to Mayan and Zapatista communities in Mexico. Through interview, dance and song, The Gift explores the intertwined lives of people and corn, capturing the traditional, spiritual, economic and political importance of this sacred plant. (National Film Board of Canada, 1998, 49 min.).

 

Merv Tano, president, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, and Commissioners of the Denver American Indian Commission will lead a discussion after the film.

 

           


 


 
 _________________________________________________

Where & When

Phipps IMAX Theater (East Entrance)

Denver Museum of Nature & cience

2001 Colorado Blvd.

Denver, Colorado 80205
Wednesday, March 11th
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)

 

                
              

2015 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater.

 

January 14 - For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

February 11 - Charlie's Country

March 11 - The Gift


 

Hold the Dates - Film titles to be announced

April 8

May 13

June 10

July 8

August 12 

September 9

October 7-12 - Indigenous Film & Arts Festival (in multiple venues)

November 11

December 9 - Holiday break - no films in December.


 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
Turtle

----------------------------------------------------

Subject: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - NEXT WEEK - October 7-13 (Denver, Colorado Springs)
From: "jeannerubin@iiirm.org"
Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:00 pm
To: walt@civicsatisfaction.org


11th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

Coming Next Week - Join Us

October 7-13, 2014

 

Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

The 11th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival will be in full swing from October 7-13.  Please join us as we celebrate our 11th anniversary with film, art and lively discussion around our theme of Family.  The generous support of our Sponsors and Community Partners has made it possible for us to offer all of our events at no charge.
  
The Summary Festival Schedule is has been updated with film synopses.  Updates will be posted on the website: www.iiirm.org.

Hope to see you there. 

Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival


 Raven's Piercing Song, acrylic on canvas by Walt Pourier (Oglala Lakota/French descent).


Please join us at all our Festival events 

PRELIMARY SCHEDULE
 

Tuesday October 7, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Art Opening: Raven Cry Message from the
Stronghold, with Artist Walt Pourier   
Reception at 5:30 p.m.

Artist's Talk by Walt Pourier at 6:00 p.m.

University of Denver Museum of Anthropology

Sturm Hall Room 102
2000 E. Asbury, Denver 80208

 

Wednesday October 8, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Master Fancy Basket Maker Florence
Benedict - Katsitsienhawi
Conversation w/ director RJ Joseph (invited), Morris

Te Whiti Love, James Hagadorn, and Mervyn Tano

Dessert & Coffee Reception
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 80205

 

Thursday October 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Migration and Ingredients: Hawai'i
Nighthorse-Campbell Native Health Bldg.
Anschutz Medical Campus
13055 East 17th Avenue, Aurora 80045

 

Friday October 10, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Luisa Torres
Q&A with Luisa's granddaughters
Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204 

 

 

Saturday October 11, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
White Lies
Discussion led by Morris Te Whiti Love
Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204

 

Sunday October 12, 6:00 - 8::30 PM
This May Be The Last Time (Espoketis
Omes Kerreskos)
Discussion led by director Sterlin Harjo
History Colorado
1200 Broadway, Denver 80203

 

Monday October 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Luisa Torres
Q&A with Luisa's granddaughters
Colorado College
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Screening Room

825 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs 80903

  

 

 

All events are FREE. Suggested donation ($5 ) accepted on line or at the door.

For schedule updates see www.iiirm.org or email film@iiirm.org


 

 

 


FILM SYNOPSES

 

Ingredients: Hawai'i, by director Robert Bates, introduces us to farmers, chefs, food banks and backyard gardeners all seeking to revitalize locally grown and traditional foods. The stories harken back to a time when Native Hawaiians developed systems of food production that were part of complex social, political and land management systems. The film raises questions about the future of agriculture in Hawai'i as family farms and local growers see the continued urbanization of agricultural land. At its heart, the film is about relationships and o'hana: chefs connecting with elementary school students learning to garden; community college interns working at an organic farm; even the filmmaker standing thigh-deep in mud helping to weed and plant taro in a new lo'i. (OpticNerve Productions and Super 8 Cowboys, 2012, 32 Min.).

 

Luisa Torres, produced by Jack Parsons and Jack Loeffler. This classic documentary presents a profile of Luisa Torres, a 79-year-old elder who lives a traditional life on a small farm in the village of Guadalupita in northern New Mexico. Luisa practices traditions that have remained virtually unchanged for generations, a life shared by her parents and grandparents before her and her neighbors and her neighbors' parents. Through Luisa's recollections we see her commitment to hard work and the goal of self-reliance. At the kitchen table with her husband Eduardo, she talks of marriage and sharing. As she harvests medicinal roots and herbs, Luisa talks of living in balance with the seasons. In her garden she remembers the goodness of the earth, which has given her flowers and food for the table; and asks that she be returned to it with little ceremony and with thanks for a full life. (Chip Taylor Communications, 1990, 48 min.).

 

Master Fancy Basket Maker Florence Benedict - Katsitsienhawi, Director R.J. Joseph (Cree). This elder profile presents Florence Benedict, an elder of the Akwesasne Community of the Mohawk Nation, and master in the art of sweet grass and black ash splint basketry. Florence talks about the learning basket making from her grandmother and aunties, how she taught her daughters and granddaughters, and how they in turn assist in her basket making. Through Florence's story, as told by the many voices of her family and members of the community, we see the evolution of a Mohawk tradition that weaves family together across the generations. (Moccasin Path Productions, 2013, 49 min.).

 

The Migration, Director Sydney Freeland (Navajo). In a future wracked by global warming and controlled by an authoritarian government, an American Indian family goes into hiding, holding out one last hope for the planet's survival. (Intertribal Entertainment, 2008, 10 min.).

 

This May Be The Last Time (Espoketis Omes Kerreskos),  by Director Sterlin Harjo (Seminle Creek), presents a history of the ceremonial music of the Creek Nation, as he traces the mysterious death of his grandfather in 1962 and the role Creek song played in his family's history of grief.  Through interviews with fellow tribal members and elders who took part in the search for his grandfather, Harjo discovers how the hymns were also influenced by musical traditions from Scottish and Appalachian cultures and African American slave communities across the southeast, following a musical thread that dates back to the Trail of Tears.  The film takes us back to a time when the boundaries between cultures were more porous, shows us the key role the hymns have played in maintaining strong families and community resilience, and the fragility of their continued existence.  "Creek hymns aren't just historically important," says Harjo, "they are intrinsic to our culture. In times of tragedy and hardship, we often turn to hymns as a way of seeking emotional and spiritual support."  (This Land Films and Bond/360, 2013, 93 min.).

 

White Lies (Tuakiri Huna), by Director Dana Rotberg, is about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. The story revolves around three women: Paraiti, a M?ori medicine woman, Rebecca, a woman of wealth, and her servant Marae. Their lives intertwine at the turn of the 20th century in Aotearoa (New Zealand), a time when the colonial government of New Zealand is trying to suppress Maori culture by prohibiting healers not licensed in western medicine. It is a story about the clash of beliefs, of life and death, of deception and salvation, and of family. Adapted from the novella Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera. (South Pacific Pictures, 2012, 96 min.).

 

 

For a complete Festival schedule, email film@iiirm.org or see the posts on our website, www.iiirm.org and on Facebook: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.

  
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686
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Indigenous Film @ Su Teatro

Celebrating Native Lacrosse, Skateboarding & The Stronghold Society's Live Life Movement

 July 9th

Upcoming Event
Dear Friends of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission are pleased to present another year of Indigenous Film @ Su Teatro, a monthly indigenous film series, with our annual sponsor the Native American Rights Fund.  Our July 9th program will be a screening of short films celebrating Native Lacrosse, Skateboarding and the Stronghold Society's Live Life Movement.  We are pleased to welcome the Stronghold Society as a cosponsor of this program. Details below.
  

Please join us the second Wednesday of every month at SU TEATRO, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, films begin at 6:30. pm. Come early and grab a bite to eat at the Su Teatro concession -- from popcorn to tamales, it gets our vote for best theater munchies in the city. 

 

Hope to see you there.
  
Jeanne Rubin
Film Festival Director
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

 

Celebrating Native Lacrosse, Skateboarding and The Stronghold Society's Live Life Movement  

Films + Discussion: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  

The Game of Life: Heart and Spirit of the Onondaga, made in consultation with Crooked Arrows Co-Producer and three-time All American in Lacrosse Neal J. Powless (Onondaga Nation), explores the cultural and spiritual significance of Lacrosse to the people of the Onondaga Nation. The documentary has been nominated for a New York Emmy. (Onondaga Nation, 2012, 14 min.).

 

VANS Pass The Bucket Jeff Ament episode. Jeff Ament, bassist and co-founder of Pearl Jam, has made it a mission to pay it back as activist, philanthropist, and skate park builder. Growing up with humble beginnings in rural Montana, Jeff witnessed both the tranquility of rural life and the difficulties of growing up in extremely isolated areas. Luckily, Jeff found skateboarding and the self-confidence that it can inspire. Remembering his roots and the positive effects of skateboarding, Jeff is helping build epic skate parks in the rural West, including one on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Directed by Lukas Korver. Special thanks to all the Pine Ridge Park supporters: Jeff Ament & Montana Pool Service, Jim Murphy & Wounded Knee Skateboards, Walt Pourier & The Stronghold Society, Mark Hubbard & Grindline Skateparks, Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, Vans, Ben Harper, Chris Sacca, The Eagle Bull Family.

 

Other titles to be announced.

 

Following the film, Stronghold Society founder Walt Pourier will talk about the Live Life Movement and this year's ONE Gathering Skate for Life event.

 

This program is cosponsored by The Stronghold Society

 

  

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Where & When

Su Teatro

721 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado 80204
Wednesday, July 9th
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)
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2014 Schedule - titles to be announced - Screenings will be at Su Teatro, except as noted.

 

January 8 - March Point

February 12 - Language Healers

March 12  -  Sirionó

April 9 - Short films on Dance, Music & Art; followed by a discussion with Denver Art Collector Rand Smith

May 14 - The Thick Dark Fog, co-sponsored by Smith, Shellenberger & Salazar, LLC

June 11 - Young Lakota, Venue: Turnhalle in the Tivoli Bldg., Auraria Campus

 

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July 9 - Celebrating Native Lacrosse, Skateboarding and The Stronghold Society's Live Life Movement

August 13 - to be announced

September 10 - to be announced

October 8-12 - Indigenous Film & Arts Festival (in multiple venues)

November 12 - Honoring our Elders

December 10 - Holiday break - no films in December

 

 
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 744-9686