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Indigenous Showcase
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Indigenous Showcase
Co-presented with Longhouse Media

This wide-ranging program tells the stories of Indigenous people throughout North America, including beautifully animated traditional tales, stirring experimental films by young Native filmmakers, an inspiring documentary about a Yupik village that comes together for basketball, and the unique history of Yavapai doctor and activist Carlos Montezuma.

Little Folk of the Arctic
Seattle premiere
(Neil Christopher, Canada, animated, 2015, 3:10 min) English.
In the Arctic, there are tales of reclusive magical little folk, and over the years Inuit hunters have gathered many stories to help us understand these small inhabitants.

Cache-cache watch the trailer: http://www.wapikoni.ca/movies/cache-cache
US premiere
(Louisa Papatie, Anishnabe Nation/Canada, live action, 2015, 3:11 min) Anishnabe with English subtitles.
Projections on the trees in a forest invite us to play hide-and-seek with a kokom (grandmother) and her grandchildren.

Nothing About Moccasins  watch the trailer: http://www.wapikoni.ca/movies/cache-cache
West Coast premiere
(Eden Mallina Awashish, Atikamekw Nation/Canada, live action, 2015, 3:42 min) French with English subtitles.
When her grandmother refuses to allow her to shoot a film about moccasins, a young filmmaker playfully explores the idea of cultural loss and creates a record of the resolve to protect Atikamekw tradition.

How Did the Rabbit Get to the Moon
West Coast premiere
(Gabriela Badillo, Mexico, animated, 2013, 2:15 min) Huasteco with English subtitles.
Tradition says that a rabbit saved men from the flood and because of its curiosity we can now remember it every night by looking at the moon.

Prometheuss Image
West Coast premiere
(Gabriela Badillo, Mexico, animated, 2013, 3:40 min) Zapotec with English subtitles.
When the Lighting God takes the rain away from the people, a brave young man will do anything to win it back. We remember the battle every time we see the wind and clouds up in the sky.

Strong Woman Song  watch the trailer: http://www.wapikoni.ca/movies/mel-ge-gi-nut-epit-strong-woman-song
West Coast premiere
(Naomi Condo, Mi'gmaq Nation/Canada, live action, 2015, 4:12 min) No dialogue.
A traditional song is revamped to grab the attention of younger generations and draw awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women. The film highlights young Mikmaq women from Gesgapegiag.

Obedjiwan 5-0  watch the trailer: http://www.wapikoni.ca/movies/obedjiwan-5-0
West Coast premiere
(Fyanna Boivin, Atikamekw Nation/Canada, live action, 2015, 2:14 min) French with English subtitles.
A pathbreaking 14-year-old Atikamekw filmmaker dreams of becoming a police officer.

I Am Yupik watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx7KUsHozlg
Seattle premiere
(Daniele Anastasion and Nathan Golon, USA, live action, 2016, 17 min) English and Yupik with English subtitles.
In this inspiring documentary, an Alaskan Yupik teenager travels across hundreds of miles of frozen tundra to compete in a basketball tournament and bring pride to his village.

Carlos Montezuma: Changing is Not Vanishing
Seattle premiere

(Tim Hartin and Alison Davis Wood, USA, live action, 2014, 28 min) English.


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




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