January 30, Friday at 5pm
January 31, Saturday at 5:30pm
Co-presented with Longhouse Media!
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Explore the joys and challenges of Native youth in this collection of award-winning documentaries and animated films. Soar with an eagle boy in Norway, meet a deaf boy who listens to his inner voice, band together with a pack of dogs, dance a forest back to life and outwit the wily Amautalik!
(Raymond Caplin, Canada, animation, 2014, 2:24 min) Nonverbal.
A young woman dances in a devastated forest. Then a miracle occurs.
(Neil Christopher, Canada, animation, 2014, 6:49 min) In English.
A neglected orphan and a kind little girl encounter one of the most dangerous land spirits from Inuit folktales: the Amautalik.
The Orphan and the Polar Bear
(Neil Christopher, Canada, animation, 2013, 8:47 min) In English.
A mistreated young orphan is adopted by a polar bear elder who teaches him the skills he will need to survive on the Arctic tundra.
Erik and the Mystery Pack
(Erik Papatie, Canada, live action, 2014, 7 min) In French with English subtitles.
A dog's spirit helps his former owner find a new friend.
(Russell Ratt-Brascoupe, Canada, live action, 2014, 4:14 min) In English.
Russell lost his hearing at the age of 13. He copes well, but there is a statement he would like to hear above all others.
(Gry Elisabeth Mortensen, Norway, live action, 2013, 26 min) In English and Norwegian, with English subtitles.
This documentary follows the journey of an intrepid Native boy who moves from Montana to Norway.
For ages 9+
Notes to parents and kids: Other films that celebrate the Indigenous experience in North America in our 2015 festival include Shana: The Wolf's Music (feature), A Place in the Middle (Kid Powered), Eddie (Abracadabra), Wolf Dog Tales (Fabulous Fables), Hiawatha (Fabulous Fables), and Inside Oneself (Shivers and Scares).
The Amautalik: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIq7DbEbCDU
The Orphan and the Polar Bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlhcSQJZ2n8
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