NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDENT GROUP @ NYU PRESENTS
THE 3RD ANNUAL NATIVE + INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL
(note: no rsvp necessary, events are first come, first seated)
Friday @ Casa Italiana, 24 West 12th St.
6:30 PM: Opening Night Film Screening:
THE SEVENTH FIRE (76 min)
When gang leader Rob Brown is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved American Indian community in northern Minnesota. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation. From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman, and Chris Eyre comes this haunting and unflinching debut feature directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono. Post-screening discussion with Director Jack Riccobono
Saturday @ NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Film & TV
12:00– 1:00 PM: Indigenous Artist Spotlight with actress Tanis Parenteau
Moderated by Angelo Baca
1 – 2:15 PM: Native Short Films
Moderated by Andrew Okpeaha Maclean
2:15 – 2:45 PM: break
2:45 – 4 PM: Transiciones y Tradiciones: Latin American Shorts – Moderated by Genesis Tuyuc
4 pm – 5:30 PM: Our Land: Relations and Resistance
Moderated by Teresa Montoya
5:30 – 7 PM: Hawaiian Dinner Celebration
Co-sponsors: NYU Department of Anthropology, Center for Media, Culture and History (CMCH), Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/p/A), Gallatin School of Individualized Study, La Herencia Latina Club, and Hawaii Club; and the New York Women’s Foundation and American Indian Community House.
This year’s festival is held in honor of Helen Yellowman, grandmother of filmmaker and NAISG co-president Angelo Baca, who recently passed on November 2, 2016.