2nd Annual Native American and Indigenous Film Festival held at NYU

Organized by Anthropology Ph.D.  and Program in Culture & Media student

From Indian Country Media: “Earlier this month, the Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group (NAISG) at New York University, guided by many mentors, hosted several days of Native American films and filmmakers to highlight indigenous storytelling. It was packed house a few weeks ago at the second annual Native American and Indigenous Film Festival. The event opened with the group’s Vice President, Andrew Begay, a junior in the College of Arts and Science studying French and Linguistics…[The Festival] was then followed by the New York City premiere of Angelo Baca’s feature documentary film, Into America: The Ancestor’s Land, which depicted the story of Angelo Baca’s grandmother, Helen Yellowman, through her own reflections and words in the Navajo language as they road tripped back to their rightful and ancestral home. Both films were applauded for their beauty, distinct from one another, yet similar in that they told intricate and compelling stories.”

You can read more about the Festival here.

You can read more about Angelo’s current research on his Departmental profile.