INDIGENOUS ACTIVISM IN THE AMERICAS

  • When: March 25, 2017
  • Where: Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
  • Summary: INDIGENOUS ACTIVISM IN THE AMERICAS
  • Details:
    GREEN SCREENS: Environmental Ethics on and Off Screen
     
    SATURDAY / MARCH 25 / 12-6:30PM
     
    INDIGENOUS ACTIVISM IN THE AMERICAS
    Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
    RSVP TO: cmch.info@nyu.edu
     
    12 -1:30 PMDigital Interventions from Latin America
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    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 PMEnvironmental Justice in North America
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    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: Shash Jaa: Bears Ears (2016) by Angelo Baca (Navajo/Hopi) and Tó Łitso/The Day Our River Ran Yellow (2017) by Teresa Montoya (Navajo). 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)
     
    Screening day is part of GREEN SCREENS: Environmental Ethics On and Off ScreenMarch 23-25
     
    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 Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A), Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS), Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Native American, Indigenous Students’ Group (NAISG); and Irish Screen America, NY Wild Film Festival, NY Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 
     
    All events are free and open to the public but seats are limited.