BREAKING BARRIERS: WOMEN'S SHORT FILMS PROGRAM | Downtown Alliance

BREAKING BARRIERS: WOMEN'S SHORT FILMS PROGRAM

Mar 23, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
(212) 514-3700
Free
At the Movies| BREAKING BARRIERS: WOMEN'S SHORTS PROGRAM Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6 – 8 PM Free Admission (Total Running Time: 88 min.) Celebrating Women’s History Month! This film program highlights a series of short works directed by Native women filmmakers. Enjoy an evening of cinema that inspires, educates and celebrates female creativity. Discussion follows with directors Sally Kewayosh (Cree/Ojibwe) and Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk). Moderated by Audra Simpson (Mohawk), Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University. Program presented in cooperation with Women Make Movies. Souvenir Project: Mobilize 2015, 2 min. Canada. Director: Caroline Monnet (Algonquin/French) Using footage from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) archive and set against a driving score by Tanya Tagaq (Inuk), the filmmaker describes the continuing drive of Canada’s aboriginal people over land and time. Nous Nous Soulèverons (We Will Rise Up) 2015, 4 min. Canada. Director: Natasha Kanapé Fontaine (Innu) In French with English subtitles. In an inspired text, Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine invites viewers to rise up to bring light to the world. Advice to Myself 2: Resistance 2015, 5 min. USA. Director: Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe) This powerful poem presents a visual and verbal collaboration between author Louise Erdrich, her poet sister Heid E. Erdrich, and artist Elizabeth Day. Samantha Crain Talks Identity, Politics and Empathy 2016, 7 min. USA. Director: Allison Herrera (Salinan) A portrait of Choctaw singer and songwriter Samantha Crain. Three Young Ladies 2015, 31 min. Canada/USA. Director: Sally Kewayosh (Cree/ Ojibwe). NYC Premiere. Three little girls living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) share their stories of support from their families and community. The Grandfather Drum 2015, 12 min. Canada. Director: Michelle Derosier (Anishinaabe) In English and Anishinabemowin with English subtitles. This unique animation follows the story of Naamowin’s drum, a drum revered for its healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Berens River. Ohero:kon - Under the Husk 2016, 27 min. USA. Director: Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk). NYC Premiere. Follow the journey of two Mohawk girls on their challenging path toward becoming women over the course of Oheró:kon (Under the Husk), a four-year rites-of-passage ceremony. At the Movies is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
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Location Info

1 Bowling Green
1st Floor
New York, NY 10004