Saturday, June 6 at 7:30pm | $8 |
Indigenous Futurisms - Shorts program
THE CAVE - 2009 12min
Director: Helen Haig Brown (Tsilhqot'in)
A hunter on horseback accidentally discovers a portal to another world in this fantastical true Tsilhqot'in story.
HORSE - Spoken Word/Musical Collaboration/Film Piece 8:46min
Director: Archer Pechawis (Cree)
"Horse" is an historical re-imagining of the West told with voice, drum, video and cello (Cris Derksen).
SAVAGE - 2009 5:35min
Director: Lisa Jackson (Ojibwe)
The first day of school for a First Nations girl in the 1950s is depicted in musical style as akin to being detained as just another number in a prison.
FILE UNDER MISCELLANEOUS - 2010 5:51min
Director: Jeff Burnaby (Mi'gMaq)
A spiritually exhausted and destitute Mi'gMaq man has resolved to assimilate into the ruling culture: he visits a surgical clinic to undergo a procedure to rid himself of his red skin. The poem is adapted by Mi'gMaq director/writer Jeff Barnaby from the Pablo Neruda poem "Walking Around".
THE PATH WITHOUT END - 2011 6 min
Director: Elizabeth Aileen La Pensee's (Anishinaabe/ Metis and Irish)
An Indigepunk/Native steampunk short film by Portland based artist Elizabeth Aileen La Pensee.
MIGRATION - 2009 10 min
Director: Sydney Freeland (Navajo)
Writer: Cody Harjo (Seminole/Otoe/Creek/Cherokee)
In a future wracked by global warming and controlled by an authoritarian government, an American Indian family goes into hiding, holding out one last hope for the planet's survival.
THE NOSTALGIST - 2014 17min
Writer/Director: Giacomo Cimini and based on a short story by Daniel H. Wilson (Cherokee)
A science-fiction short film based on a story by NY Times best-selling author Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse, Amped). In the futuristic city of Vanille, with properly tuned ImmerSyst Eyes & Ears the world can look and sound like a paradise. But the life of a father and his young son threatens to disintegrate when the father's device begins to fail. Desperate to avoid facing his own traumatic reality, the man must venture outside to find a replacement, into a city where violence and danger lurk beneath a skim of beautiful illusion.