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Indigenous Showcase at CFFS 2016
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Indigenous Showcase at CFFS 2016
INDIGENOUS SHOWCASE Presented with Longhouse Media
(67.22 min)
Ages 9+

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Looking forward and looking back pose unique challenges for the young Indigenous people in this program: a young woman remembers the experience of residential schools, a teenage boy in Australia can't decide between fishing or a date, a little girl wonders what changes the internet will bring to her village in Peru, and youth in the Pacific Northwest find strength in the traditions of their ancestors.

Song for Mother Earth  US premiere
(Directed by NW Plants and Foods Collective, Yakama/USA, 2015, live action, 2:31 min) In English.
Mariana Harvey (Yakama) sings a song for the Earth and her bounty.

Elderberry  US premiere
(Tracy Rector, Snoqualmie/USA, 2015, live action, 4:06 min) In English.
Native plant medicine includes adapting to what materials are available, so elderberry is now being used throughout tribal communities to treat flu-like symptoms and winter colds.

Samish Canoe Family  US premiere
(Longhouse Media, Samish/USA and Canada 2014, live action, 3:36 min) In English and Samish.
Join Samish people, who have traveled hundreds of miles from the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island by canoe, to the Quinault Reservation to celebrate their traditional culture.

I Remember (Megwitetm)  West Coast premiere
(Crystal Dawn Jerome, Micmac Nation/Canada, 2014, live action, 3:29 min) In French with English subtitles.
A woman remembers the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood.

Mommy (Neka)  West Coast premiere
(Nemnemiss McKenzie, Innu Nation/Canada, 2014, animation, 4:21 min) In English.
On a paper crumpled with time, a young woman pays tribute to her mother.

High Tide  West Coast premiere
(Kimberley West, Australia, 2014, live action, 10:18 min) In English.
Can Jamie set his fishing line aside for one night in order to catch the girl of his dreams? Directed by an Indigenous filmmaker from Broome, Australia, where the tide is so big it used to rise right up into town!

Water Path
(Carlos Felipe Montoya, Colombia, 2014, live action, 8 min) In Spanish with English subtitles.
Nicole goes to fetch fresh water from the spring but something unexpected happens on her return.

Welcome  Seattle premiere
(Javier Fesser, Spain, 2014, live action, 27:39 min) In Spanish with English subtitles.
An amazing innovation reaches a school in the Peruvian Andes and revolutionizes the lives of the whole community: the internet.

Finding Strength  US Premiere  
Britney Dougi & Paper Rocket Productions, Navajo/US, 2015, live action, 4:02 min) In English.
A teenager find a ways to keep faith within herself and strengthen her personal perspective.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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