June 17, 2023
Screening: Imagining Indigenous Cinema: New Voices, New Visions
Diiyeghan naii Taii Tr’eedaa (We Will Walk the Trail of our Ancestors)
Realizing Futures Shorts Program
Date & Time: Saturday, June 17 · 7:30pm PDT
Location: Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024
From the reclamation of traditional matriarchal ceremony to the activism of poetic expression and depictions of eternal love, this program of short films showcases world-building narratives of Indigenous existence and resistance. Centering joy, gratitude and resilience acts as a powerful reminder of the potentials of narrative change in storytelling practice, and in the creation of Indigenous futurisms. Together, these films offer a non-linear approach that reflect how these Indigenous filmmakers see themselves, and the past-present-futures of their communities, and stories.
Part of Imagining Indigenous Cinema: New Voices, New Visions - presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center
June 2, 2023 - June 18, 2023
In the post-Standing Rock era of increased Native visibility, Indigenous artists influenced by personal backgrounds and intergenerational experiences are creating an explosive awakening. Bursting with thought-provoking and genre-defying explorations, Imagining Indigenous Cinema: New Voices, New Visions spotlights a generation of innovative, Indigenous filmmakers working with the moving image today.