Peter Wege Auditorium
1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Join us for a FREE community screening of Indigenous short films straight from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Please RSVP to attend.
Local filmmaker and Sundance Institute Indigenous Program alumnus Shane McSauby (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) will be premiering his latest work alongside the 2019 Festival shorts from the Native Forum. The screening will be followed by a Q&A.
Directed and screenwritten by Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño)
Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Indian Pipe Plant, used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.
Directed and screenwritten by Alexandra Lazarowich (Cree)
The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with secondhand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenge the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.
*SHINAAB, PART II
Directed and screenwritten by Lyle Corbine Jr. (Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians)
A look at Ojibwe ideas surrounding the death process, as a young man strives to honor his late father.
*THROAT SINGING IN KANGIRSUK
Directed by Eva Kaukai (Inuit) and Manon Chamberland (Inuit)
Eva and Manon practice the art of throat singing in their native Arctic land, in the small village of Kangirsuk.
*BIRDS IN THE EARTH
Directed and screenwritten by Marja Helander (Sámi)
Examining the deeper questions of the ownership of Sámi land through the ballet performances of two young dancers.