SATURDAY / MARCH 25 / 12-6:30PM
INDIGENOUS ACTIVISM IN THE AMERICAS
Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
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12 -1:30 PM: Digital Interventions from Latin America
Media selection curated and presented by Amalia Córdova (Latino Digital Curator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage). Still, above: from the film, “Para onde foram as andorinhas?” (Instituto Catitu, Brazil)
2-4 PM: Environmental Justice in North America
Screenings include Sacred Water from the VICE series on Indigenous resistance, “Rise“ by Métis/Algonquin filmmaker Michelle Latimer; and two works by NYU Anthropology PhD students Angelo Baca’s Shash Jaa: Bears Ears (2016) and Teresa Montoya’s Tó Łitso/The Day Our River Ran Yellow (excerpts 2017). Post-screening discussion with Directors Michelle Latimer, Angelo Baca, and Teresa Montoya.
4:30-6:30 PM Screening of Angry Inuk
Screening of the documentary Angry Inuk (2016, 82 min), directed by Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. Though most commercial sealing is conducted by Inuit in the Arctic, anti-sealing activism has created a perception of the industry that denies their central role in the sealskin market. Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit communities are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities. Post-screening discussion Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (via Skype) with Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Film & TV, NYU)
This showcase was supported by an NYU Green Grant from the Office of Sustainability and a Visual Arts Initiative Award, New York University Arts Council
Co-sponsors: NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A), Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS), Center for Religion and Media, Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, Journalism, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and the Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group; with Irish Screen America, NY Wild Film Festival, NY Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
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