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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will present the 17th annual Native Cinema Showcase, the museum’s premier film event, during the week of Aug. 15 to 20 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The showcase runs in conjunction with the SWAIA - Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest juried show of Native fine art in the world.

Held at the New Mexico History Museum, the showcase will screen more than 50 feature-length and short films representing seven countries and 31 Native Nations, including the winners of SWAIA’s moving-image category, Classification X. On Saturday, Aug. 20, all of the museum’s screenings are family friendly; the day includes a special outdoor screening of Disney’s "Moana" at the Santa Fe Railyard.

Admission to all of the showcase’s events is free.

Native Cinema Showcase 2017

Tuesday, Aug. 15
7 pm: "Mankiller" (2017, 74 min.)
Discussion follows with director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl.

Wednesday, Aug. 16
1 pm: "Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth" (52 mi.)
3 pm: "Future Voices" (90 min.)
This program examines the Future Voices of New Mexico project and is introduced by Marcella Ernest (Bad River Band of Ojibwe), project director.
7 pm: "100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice" (2016, 76 min.)
Discussion follows with director Melinda Janko.

Thursday, Aug. 17
1 pm: On the Path Shorts Program (80 min. total)
This shorts program centers on the inherited knowledge that helps one succeed in life and preserve one’s culture.
3 pm: "Angry Inuk" (2016, 85 min.)
7 pm: "Dolores" (2017, 98 min.)
Program presented in collaboration with Sundance Institute and PBS Distribution.

Friday, Aug. 18
11 am & 7 pm: SWAIA Classification X Winning Films
Q & A sessions, moderated by Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet), will be held with attending winners of Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animation Short, Experimental Short, Feature, and Youth Division categories.
3 pm: “State of the Art” Conversation: Indian Art and Indian Activism
Moderated by Tony Abeyta (Navajo)
5 pm: Moving Pictures: The Current State of Native American Animation
Panel discussion and reception. Allan Houser Art Park at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

Saturday, Aug. 19
1 pm: Future Focused SHorts Program (66 min. total)
This program of family-friendly short films is fun for kids of all ages.
3 pm: "Mayors of Shiprock" (2017, 56 min.)
8 pm: "Moana" (2016, 107 min.)
Screened outdoors at the Santa Fe Railyard Park Screen.

Sunday, Aug. 20
1 pm: Rise Above Shorts Program (90 min.)
These short films focus on facing adversity and learning life’s lessons.
3 pm: "Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film" (2017, 74 min.)
Discussion follows with director Sam Wainwright Douglas.

All screenings are subject to change. Downloadable schedule, with brief descriptions of the films and other programs: http://s.si.edu/2tuz42X

Image from "Through the Repellent Fence:
A Land Art Film." Photo by Michael Lundgren, courtesy of Postcommodity.

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