Ind Igenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past And Present [Week 4]

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INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past and Present is a month-long series that presents Native cinema engaged with ancestry, language, modern identity, and activism–giving life to indigenous voices. Learn more → wac.mn/INDIgenesis


Friday, March 24, 7:30 pm, Free

Trudell (Introduced by Sage Trudell and director Heather Rae)
Preceded by the music video for Time Dreams

This intimate portrait of poet and American Indian Movement leader John Trudell is the result of 12 years of extensive research and features interviews and archival footage. He passed away in 2015, and the screening pays tribute to his life and influence. The Boston Globe called him “a tenacious peace warrior whose frankness [was] his greatest weapon.” 2005, US, 80 min.

Serving as a grace note to Trudell’s life of inspiration, activism, and preservation of the human spirit, this video is the result of a collaboration between John Trudell , Missy Whiteman of Independent Indigenous Film and Media, and the musicians. It’s the closing track on the Pines’ 2016 album "Above the Prairie."

Saturday, March 25, 7:30 pm, Free

Discussion and Screening: Views from Standing Rock

Join filmmakersHeather Rae, Stacey Thunder, Cody Lucich, and Charlie Thayer for a discussion of documentary filmmaking, activism, and representation, moderated by Missy Whiteman. The program includes the presentation of footage from Rae and Lucich’s AKICITA, a forthcoming documentary about the global indigenous uprising born at Standing Rock, and an episode from Thunder’s forthcoming series of short films about the subject.
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