2022 Sundance Institute Indigenous Shorts Tour [In-Person Only]
$13 General Admission
$7 NWFF Members
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The 2022 Sundance Institute Indigenous Short Film Tour is a 91-minute theatrical program of six short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers, featuring titles from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival shorts program and from alumni of Sundance Institutes Indigenous Program. Featuring narrative and documentary shorts, the curated selection is a celebration of Native perseverance and an exciting look at a variety of inventive storytelling from Indigenous artists with Sundance ties. The Festivals Short Film Program has a long history of supporting and launching talented Indigenous directors including Taika Waititi, Blackhorse Lowe, Sterlin Harjo, Sky Hopinka, Caroline Monnet, and Shaandiin Tome.
The Institutes commitment to supporting Indigenous artists is woven throughout its history; amplifying President and Founder Robert Redfords original vision, the Institute has remained steadfast in supporting the voices of Indigenous artists. The Indigenous Program has built and sustained an Indigenous film circle, which now spans over four generations. The cycle of work begins by scouting for and identifying Indigenous artists, providing a year-round support system at Sundance Institute to get their work made and shown, and then bringing the filmmakers and their work back to Native lands. The Native Lab has been a vital part of supporting Indigenous filmmakers since 2004; and the Merata Mita and Full Circle Fellowships offer further support to emerging Indigenous voices.
The Headhunter's Daughter
Philippines (Director and Screenwriter: Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan Ífugão, Visayan, Producer: Hannah Schierbeek)
Leaving her family behind, Lynn traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer.
Cast: Ammin Acha-ur. Narrative.
Kicking the Clouds
United States (Director: Sky Hopinka Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians)
An experimental documentary centered on a 50-year-old cassette tape of a Pechanga language lesson between the directors grandmother and great-grandmother, and contextualized by an interview with his mother in his Pacific Northwest hometown. Documentary.
Long Line of Ladies
United States (Directors: Rayka Zehtabchi, Shaandiin Tome Diné, Producers: Garrett Schiff, Pimm Tripp-Allen, Rayka Zehtabchi, Sam Davis, Dana Kurth)
A girl and her community prepare for her Ihuk, the once-dormant coming of age ceremony of the Karuk and Yurok tribes of Northern California. Documentary.
Mexico (Director: Xochitl Enriquez Mendoza Zapoteca, Screenwriters: Xochitl Enriquez Mendoza, Samuel Sánchez Tual, Producer: Eréndira Hernández)
Catalina submits to the tradition of her people to demonstrate her purity and worth as a woman to her beloved, but her body betrays her and she fails to demonstrate her chastity.
Cast: Emma Aquilar Malacara, Héctor Ortíz Valdovinos, Mayra Sérbulo, Maira Jiménez Desales. Narrative.
The Original Shareholder Experience
United States (Director and Screenwriter: Petyr Xyst Roadrunner clan in the Pueblo of Laguna, Producers: Autumn Billie, Lauren Begay)
An Indigenous telepresenter nearing the top of her class must contend with her career prospects and her moral credibility as shes asked to sell a genocidal product on live television.
(Udeyonv) (What Theyve Been Taught)
United States (Director: Brit Hensel Cherokee Nation, Producers: Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Kavi Pillay, Tracy Rector)
This film explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker. Documentary.
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