Native FilmFest

Native FilmFest

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March 2, 2016 8:00 PM


Presentation of the Richard M. Milanovich Award
 for Distinguished Contributions to Indigenous Film

The late Chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Richard M. Milanovich, loved film and took special effort to attend Native FilmFest each year. In 2013, the Museum established the Richard M. Milanovich Award for Distinguished Contributions to Indigenous Film to honor those who have distinguished themselves by their meritorious work in Indigenous film. The award, this year, was presented to acclaimed actor and director Sterlin Harjo (Muscogee Creek and Seminole).

Mekko – United States, Dramatic Feature, 2015, 90 minutes (Adult Content)

Mekko is the story of a Native man (Rod Rondreaux) who is recently released from prison and ends up living on the streets in the rough homeless community of Tulsa. Here he encounters friendship, but also something dangerous and dark. Tragedy is inevitable, but in this telling, the outcome is shaped by traditional Native understandings of how evil may become embodied and what is then required to root it out.

Director: Sterlin Harjo (Muscogee Creek and Seminole) In Attendance

Day-of-Event Museum Staff Phone: 760-218-1404.

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