Date & Time: Saturday, June 17 · 7:30pm PDT
Topic: Diiyeghan naii Taii Tr’eedaa (We Will Walk the Trail of our Ancestors)
Realizing Futures Shorts Program
Location: Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024
More Details: From the reclamation of traditional matriarchal ceremony to the activism of poetic expression and depictions of eternal love, this program of short films showcases world-building narratives of Indigenous existence and resistance. Centering joy, gratitude and resilience acts as a powerful reminder of the potentials of narrative change in storytelling practice, and in the creation of Indigenous futurisms. Together, these films offer a non-linear approach that reflect how these Indigenous filmmakers see themselves, and the past-present-futures of their communities, and stories.
Part of Imagining Indigenous Cinema: New Voices, New Visions - presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center
June 2, 2023 - June 18, 2023
In the post-Standing Rock era of increased Native visibility, Indigenous artists influenced by personal backgrounds and intergenerational experiences are creating an explosive awakening. Bursting with thought-provoking and genre-defying explorations, Imagining Indigenous Cinema: New Voices, New Visions spotlights a generation of innovative, Indigenous filmmakers working with the moving image today.