San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
11:00 AM: Short Films Program (1hr, 48min)
1:00 PM: "The Cherokee Word for Water" (90min)
The Cherokee Word For Water is a feature-length motion picture inspired by the true story of the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success of a rural Cherokee community to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of "gadugi" working together to solve a problem.
Followed by a Q&A with FNFVF Staff
When & Where
First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc.
First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. (FNFVF, Inc.) hosts two annual film festivals dedicated to presenting a contemporary view of Native American culture, films directed by Native American film and video makers fo all skill levels. The mission of the First Nations Film and Video Festival is to advocate for and celebrate the works of Native Americans filmmakers and new works and films that break racial stereotypes and promotes awareness of Native American issues and to provide an appropriate venue for their works. All films screened are written and/or produced and directed by Native American artists from the United States, Canada, Central and South America and Mexico.
First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. has been certified a non-profit entity for the first time in its history. The FNFVF will remain a grassroots Native American film festival dedicated to showcasing works produced by Native American film and video makers and artists of all skill levels.
FNFVF, Inc. is a 501c3, non-profit organization. A Chicago Arts Assistance Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, supported our 501c3 tax-exempt application.