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Indigenous Film

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series.

The film will be screened at the Museum’s Phipps Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 6:30 p.m. Please use the IMAX Evening Entrance on the east side of the Museum. Admission is free. Concessions are available for purchase.

Our Children, Our Future: A Program in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 11
6:30-8:30 p.m.

El Camino es Largo, director Edgar Sajcabun (Maya Kaqchikel). A young Kaqchikel boy faces numerous distractions on the path to his first day of school, unaware of the harsh lesson that awaits him. (Surkum, 2017, 13 min.).

Sunday Fun Day, director Dianna Fuemana (Mutalau-Niue/Pago Pago-America Samoa). Once a single mother herself, Fuemana presents a heartfelt exploration of the relationship between a mother and her teenager, brought closer together as they navigate a system that does not allow either of them to fit in. (Prediction Pictures, 2016, 14 min.).

Tama, directors Jared Flitcroft and Jack O’Donnell. This unique collaboration between and deaf and a hearing director, and a deaf actor, presents the story of a young Maori boy, undervalued by his father because he is deaf. His struggle for acceptance culminates in a traditional haka, no less powerful for being silent. (Odd Socks Productions, 2017, 9 min.).

Susto, director Pearl Marie Salas. “This is a story from memories, not just my own, but the scars of others. . . . My hope is that in unearthing the realities of the past there may be some healing for the future." Pearl Marie Salas. (Groupe Intervention Vidéo de Montréal Inc., 2016, 8 min.).

Director Pearl Marie Salas will lead a post-screening discussion with the audience.

Supported by a grant from Denver Human Services

2018 Schedule – Film titles to be announced
Wednesday, May 9- Weaving Worlds

Weaving Worlds, from director Bennie Klain (Diné), presents a compelling and intimate portrait of Navajo weavers as they work to preserve the cultural integrity of their weaving traditions in the face of an increasing globalization. The film examines the connections of the weavers to the sheep, wool, water and land; their often strained relationship with reservation traders; the commodification of their art; and their struggles to protect their intellectual property. In English and Navajo, w/ English subtitles. (TricksterFilms LLC and Independent Television Service in association with Native American Public Telecommunications, 2008, 57 min.).

Wednesday, June 13
Wednesday, July 11
Wednesday, August 8
Wednesday, September 12
Wednesday, November 14
No screening in December



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