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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Dir. by Zacharias Kunuk
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior’s endurance and battle of its menace.
Presented by Dr. Peter Kirkpatrick (VCU)
RATED: R
SCREENING: 11/15/2018 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Hochelaga, Land of Souls (2017)
Dir. by François Girard
A tremendous downpour hits Montreal, and a spectacular sinkhole opens up in Percival Molson Stadium in the middle of a football game. The stadium is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny investigates and discovers the multitude of generations that occupied the land.
Presented by a Special Guest
Rated: R
SCREENING: 11/16/2018 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Nanook of the North (1920)
Dir. by Robert J. Flaherty | Music Accompanied by Michael Britt
This film creates fascinating comparisons and contrasts between Nanook’s culture and our own. As the first documentary, Robert J. Flaherty’s Nanook of the North created the template for how future documentaries would be made.
Presented by Todd Schell-Vess
SCREENING: 11/17/2018 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Amasani - Grandmother (2017)
Dir. by Stacy Howard
When Riley gets suspended from school, her mother sends her to spend a day with her grandmother. Riley is resistant at first, but the loving and strong nature of her grandmother opens Riley’s world as she learns more of her Diné culture and language.
Presented by filmmaker Stacy Lynn Howard
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 14m
Niagara (2015)
Dir. by Shelley Niro
This video tells a simple story of love and loss. Niagara originally called Ongniaahra, a Mohawk word, from the Haudenosaunee Nations.
Presented by filmmaker Shelley Niro
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 5m
Rechargin' (2007)
Dir. by Shelley Niro
The spirit of Native North America awakens. She is strong, ready to make a statement and is full of power. Santee Smith gives one of her staggering performances to reincarnate the potential of energy and creativity.
Presented by filmmaker Shelley Niro
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 2m 49s

The Shirt (2003)
Dir. by Shelley Niro
Ironic narrative/performance chronicling the effects of colonialism on native people in North America.
Presented by filmmaker Shelley Niro
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 5m 55s
Carnaval (2015)
Dir. by Federico Cuatlacuatl
Carnaval investigates an immigrants ability to construct multiple dimensions of time and space in betwixt binational lives. The future becomes the past and the past becomes the future because of an immigrants desire to simultaneously live in the past, present, and future. An immigrant’s ability to construct multiple dimensions of space happens through the preservation of culture and traditions.
Presented by filmmaker Federico Cuatlacuatl
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 4m 43s
Coapan Sin Tiempo (2016)
Dir. by Federico Cuatlacuatl
Coapan Sin Tiempo was produced in the community of San Francisco Coapan in Mexico during the 2016, Rasquache Artist Residency. People in the community were interviewed to talk about their family members in the U.S. More than half of the population of this community has immigrated to the U.S, most of these immigrants haven’t gone back home for over twenty years.
Presented by filmmaker Federico Cuatlacuatl
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 6m 52s

She is Water (2016)
A film by Darlene Naponse
Mary, an Ojibway teenager is taken by a stranger after a day out with her friends. She returns to Mother Earth and the Natural World seeks retribution.
Presented by filmmaker Darlene Naponse
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 13m

Native America (2018) - Ep. 2 Nature to Nations
a PBS Production
Explore the rise of great American nations, from monarchies to democracies. Investigate lost cities in Mexico, a temple in Peru, a potlatch ceremony in the Pacific Northwest and a tapestry of shell beads in upstate New York whose story inspired our own democracy.
SCREENING: 11/17/2017 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Mankiller (2017)
Dir. by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
MANKILLER examines the life and legacy of the formidable American hero, Wilma Mankiller, who defied all odds to become one of the most influential leaders in the United States. Mankiller overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985.
SCREENING: 11/17/2018 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
More than a Word (2017)
Dir. by Kenn & John Little
More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.
Presented by filmmaker John Little
SCREENING: 11/17/2018 | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Injunuity: 9 Short Films (2013)
Dir. by Adrian Baker
Injunuity is a mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective. Every word spoken is verbatim, every thought and opinion is real, told in nine short pieces and covering such topics as language preservation, sacred sites, and the environment.
SCREENING: 11/17/2018 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Pura Fe & Cary Morin
Musical Performance
Pura Fe, a guitarist that draws a large part of her inspiration from her rich First Nation heritage when she writes about today’s problems. Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other. Deft finger-style guitar, vocals that convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness. Together, Pura Fé and Cary Morin are a powerful First Nations duo, with strong vocal harmonies, and masterful guitar work.
Presented by Chief Lynette Allston (Nottoway Tribe)
PERFORMANCE: 11/17/2018 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Coming to Light (2000)
Dir. by Anne Makepeace
COMING TO LIGHT tells more than the story of its main subject, ‘Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians.’ The film honors the great achievements of Curtis by placing his pictures in a vibrant frame of sorrow, desire, and promise. In its sensitive and intelligent fusion of image, sound, and story, the film offers an extraordinary experience of living history.
Presented by filmmaker Anne Makepeace
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tribal Justice (2017)
Dir. by Anne Makepeace
Two formidable Native American women, both chief judges in their tribe’s courts, strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders, modeling restorative justice in action.
Presented by filmmaker Anne Makepeace
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Indian System (2018)
Dir. by Sheldon P. Wolfchild
This film was created by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild, which traces the mid-1800s interaction of Dakota with the United States Government. After the Dakota were removed to their reservation, corrupt agents and their Indian Department superintendents embezzled as much Dakota treaty money as they could.
Presented by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Defending the Fire (2017)
Dir. by David Aubrey
Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare. The lessons of the Warrior are universal; the spirit of the Warrior survives, even in the face of conflict.

Defending the Fire won Best Documentary Feature Film at both the Gallup Film Festival, and the Tulsa American Film Festival, and Best Director at the Tulsa American Film Festival.

Presented by Pamela Pierce (CEO, Silver Bullet Productions)
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Werowocomoco (2018)
Produced by Worthy Portrait LLC for the National Park Service & the Chesapeake Conservancy
Werowocomoco had been an important Powhatan Indian town for hundreds of years before English settlers established Jamestown. It’s located along the York River’s Purtan Bay, in Gloucester County, VA. Werowocomoco, translated from the Virginian Algonquian language, means “place of leadership”.
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Hostiles (2017)
Dir. by Scott Cooper
Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.
Presented by a Special Guest
Rated: R
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Dir. by Zacharias Kunuk
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior’s endurance and battle of its menace.
Presented by Dr. Peter Kirkpatrick (VCU)
RATED: R
SCREENING: 11/15/2018 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Hochelaga, Land of Souls (2017)
Dir. by François Girard
A tremendous downpour hits Montreal, and a spectacular sinkhole opens up in Percival Molson Stadium in the middle of a football game. The stadium is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny investigates and discovers the multitude of generations that occupied the land.
Presented by a Special Guest
Rated: R
SCREENING: 11/16/2018 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Nanook of the North (1920)
Dir. by Robert J. Flaherty | Music Accompanied by Michael Britt
This film creates fascinating comparisons and contrasts between Nanook’s culture and our own. As the first documentary, Robert J. Flaherty’s Nanook of the North created the template for how future documentaries would be made.
Presented by Todd Schell-Vess
SCREENING: 11/17/2018 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Amasani - Grandmother (2017)
Dir. by Stacy Howard
When Riley gets suspended from school, her mother sends her to spend a day with her grandmother. Riley is resistant at first, but the loving and strong nature of her grandmother opens Riley’s world as she learns more of her Diné culture and language.
Presented by filmmaker Stacy Lynn Howard
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 14m
Niagara (2015)
Dir. by Shelley Niro
This video tells a simple story of love and loss. Niagara originally called Ongniaahra, a Mohawk word, from the Haudenosaunee Nations.
Presented by filmmaker Shelley Niro
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 5m
Rechargin' (2007)
Dir. by Shelley Niro
The spirit of Native North America awakens. She is strong, ready to make a statement and is full of power. Santee Smith gives one of her staggering performances to reincarnate the potential of energy and creativity.
Presented by filmmaker Shelley Niro
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 2m 49s
The Shirt (2003)
Dir. by Shelley Niro
Ironic narrative/performance chronicling the effects of colonialism on native people in North America.
Presented by filmmaker Shelley Niro
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 5m 55s
Carnaval (2015)
Dir. by Federico Cuatlacuatl
Carnaval investigates an immigrants ability to construct multiple dimensions of time and space in betwixt binational lives. The future becomes the past and the past becomes the future because of an immigrants desire to simultaneously live in the past, present, and future. An immigrant’s ability to construct multiple dimensions of space happens through the preservation of culture and traditions.
Presented by filmmaker Federico Cuatlacuatl
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 4m 43s
Coapan Sin Tiempo (2016)
Dir. by Federico Cuatlacuatl
Coapan Sin Tiempo was produced in the community of San Francisco Coapan in Mexico during the 2016, Rasquache Artist Residency. People in the community were interviewed to talk about their family members in the U.S. More than half of the population of this community has immigrated to the U.S, most of these immigrants haven’t gone back home for over twenty years.
Presented by filmmaker Federico Cuatlacuatl
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 6m 52s
She is Water (2016)
Dir. by Darlene Naponse
Mary, an Ojibway teenager is taken by a stranger after a day out with her friends. She returns to Mother Earth and the Natural World seeks retribution.
Presented by filmmaker Darlene Naponse
SHORTS PROGRAM: 11/17/2018 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Duration: 13m
Native America (2018) - Ep. 2 Nature to Nations
a PBS Production
Explore the rise of great American nations, from monarchies to democracies. Investigate lost cities in Mexico, a temple in Peru, a potlatch ceremony in the Pacific Northwest and a tapestry of shell beads in upstate New York whose story inspired our own democracy.
SCREENING: 11/17/2017 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Mankiller (2017)
Dir. by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
MANKILLER examines the life and legacy of the formidable American hero, Wilma Mankiller, who defied all odds to become one of the most influential leaders in the United States. Mankiller overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985.
SCREENING: 11/17/2018 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
More than a Word (2017)
Dir. by Kenn & John Little
More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.
Presented by filmmaker John Little
SCREENING: 11/17/2018 | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Injunuity: 9 Short Films (2013)
Dir. by Adrian Baker
Injunuity is a mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective. Every word spoken is verbatim, every thought and opinion is real, told in nine short pieces and covering such topics as language preservation, sacred sites, and the environment.
SCREENING: 11/17/2018 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Pura Fe & Cary Morin
Musical Performance
Pura Fe, a guitarist that draws a large part of her inspiration from her rich First Nation heritage when she writes about today’s problems. Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other. Deft finger-style guitar, vocals that convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness. Together, Pura Fé and Cary Morin are a powerful First Nations duo, with strong vocal harmonies, and masterful guitar work.
Presented by Chief Lynette Allston (Nottoway Tribe)
PERFORMANCE: 11/17/2018 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Coming to Light (2000)
Dir. by Anne Makepeace
COMING TO LIGHT tells more than the story of its main subject, ‘Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians.’ The film honors the great achievements of Curtis by placing his pictures in a vibrant frame of sorrow, desire, and promise. In its sensitive and intelligent fusion of image, sound, and story, the film offers an extraordinary experience of living history.
Presented by filmmaker Anne Makepeace
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tribal Justice (2017)
Dir. by Anne Makepeace
Two formidable Native American women, both chief judges in their tribe’s courts, strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders, modeling restorative justice in action.
Presented by filmmaker Anne Makepeace
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Indian System (2018)
Dir. by Sheldon P. Wolfchild
This film was created by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild, which traces the mid-1800s interaction of Dakota with the United States Government. After the Dakota were removed to their reservation, corrupt agents and their Indian Department superintendents embezzled as much Dakota treaty money as they could.
Presented by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Defending the Fire (2017)
Dir. by David Aubrey
Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare. The lessons of the Warrior are universal; the spirit of the Warrior survives, even in the face of conflict.

Defending the Fire won Best Documentary Feature Film at both the Gallup Film Festival, and the Tulsa American Film Festival, and Best Director at the Tulsa American Film Festival.

Presented by Pamela Pierce (CEO, Silver Bullet Productions)
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Werowocomoco (2018)
Produced by Worthy Portrait LLC for the National Park Service & the Chesapeake Conservancy
Werowocomoco had been an important Powhatan Indian town for hundreds of years before English settlers established Jamestown. It’s located along the York River’s Purtan Bay, in Gloucester County, VA. Werowocomoco, translated from the Virginian Algonquian language, means “place of leadership”.
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Hostiles (2017)
Dir. by Scott Cooper
Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.
Presented by a Special Guest
Rated: R
SCREENING: 11/18/2018 | 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM

NOV. 15-18 2018 | THE BYRD THEATRE | RICHMOND, VA