Native FilmFest

Native FilmFest

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March 5, 2015 5:00 PM

Theme: The Transformative Power of Art

Robert’s Paintings – Canada, Documentary, 52 minutes

Acclaimed artist Robert Houle (Anishinaabe) has created a body of work that reflects with beauty on his experiences as a First Nations child, including the impact of boarding school, on visual culture representing Native peoples and on his expansive view of life.

Director: Shelley Niro (Mohawk) – In Attendance

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The Shirt - Canada, Documentary Short, 6 minutes

The history of Native lands is noted with irony and a t-shirt in this video collaboration between two noted photographers, Shelley Niro (Mohawk) and Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Navajo/Seminole/Muscogee Creek) - In Attendance.

Director: Shelley Niro (Mohawk) - In Attendance

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We Were Always Here: Rick Bartow – United States, Documentary Short, 6 minutes. Presented in partnership with Froelick Gallery.

Artist Rick Bartow (Wiyot) discusses the creation of his monumental sculpture commission, We Were Always Here. that now stands as a welcoming sentinel at the northwest corner of the National Museum of the American Indian site.

Director: Brendan Rawlins – Rick Bartow in Attendance

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The Making of Pull of the Moon – United States, Documentary Short, 14 minutes

Ai Weiwei, internationally acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, and Navajo artist Bert Benally collaborated to create Pull of the Moon – a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation.

Directors: Daniel Hyde and Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo)

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Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

For ticket information and the schedule of screenings, visit our Native FilmFest page or call 760.833.8169.  The days-of-event Museum staff phone is 760.218.1404.