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The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is proud to present the 2015 California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival. The festival will begin Thursday, November 19, 2015 through Saturday, November 21, 2015. Film screenings will take place on the campus of CSUSM from November 19-20, 2015, culminating in a premiere gala at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA on Saturday, November 21, 2015.
Please visit the California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival for more detailed information. We look forward to seeing you there.
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FILM FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Festivalgoers will be able to enjoy three days of exclusive screenings, panel discussions and opportunities for Q&A with film-industry professionals, including some of the best American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors and actors working in Indian Country. Notable guests and screenings will include director Chris Eyre ("Smoke Signals"); director Sterlin Harjo ("Mekko"); the 1491s including Dallas Goldtooth, Migizi Pensoneau, Bobby Wilson and Ryan RedCorn; actress and producer Irene Bedard ("Songs My Brothers Taught Me"), and Jim Warne ("7th Generation"). Opportunities for youth will include a Saturday shorts program facilitated by artist, filmmaker Steven Paul Judd ("Ronnie BoDean"), as well as student films selected from surrounding tribal communities.
- Parking is available in Lot N, which is closest to the CICSC and Arts Building.
- All day permit: $9
- 4 hour permit: $6
- 2 hour permit: $4
- For more information including driving directions, campus map, and parking fees, visit the CSUSM Parking Guide.
Pechanga Resort & Casino
- Parking is free.
- For driving directions, visit the Pechanga Resort & Casino Website.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:00 pm - A Thousand Voices
A Thousand Voices: This is the story of Native American women in New Mexico, from the creation stories of the beginning of time, through the invasions from Spain, Mexico, and United States. The power remains and the story continues. From the proverb, "It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story," this is a documentary that builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico's Native American women.
7:30 pm - A Thousand Roads
Q&A Session with Chris Eyre and Scott Garen
A Thousand Roads: "Though we journey down a thousand roads, all our roads lead home." The lives of four Native Americans take a significant turn as they confront the crises that arise in a single day. A young Inupiat girl, a Navajo gang banger, a Mohawk stockbroker, and a Quechuan healer journey through the epic landscapes of Alaksa, New Mexico, Manhatten, and Peru, drawing strength from their tribal past to transcend the challenges of the day and embrace the promises that await them.
Friday, November 20, 2015
5:30 pm - Chasing the Light
Q&A Session with Blackhorse Lowe
Chasing the Light: Riggs a down on his luck screenwriter struggles to finish a script. But failed suicide attempts, unstable friends, drug deals and memories of his ex-girlfriend interfere.
7:30 pm - Friday Night Funnies: A Tribute to Charlie Hill featuring the 1491s and Goldilocks and the Bears
The 1491s: The 1491s are a sketch comedy group based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of Indigenous satire.
Goldilocks and the Bears: World premiere of the short "Goldilocks and the Bears" which is a comedic adaptation of the children's classic - this version is more adult and entirely in the Mohawk language.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
1:00 pm - Youth Track with Shorts & Animations
Facilitated by Steven Paul Judd
Opportunities for youth include a Saturday afternoon shorts program, hosted by artist/filmmaker/humanitarian Steven Paul Judd, featuring student films selected from the surrounding tribal community.
1:30 pm - 7th Generation
Q&A Session with Jim Warne
7th Generation covers generations of history, including the perspectives of Jim E. Warne (Oglala Lakota) an advocate and educator. His story of the 7th Generation touches many levels of history and experiences of past generations. This documentary film addresses historical and current perspectives with a focus on a positive future for our youth - the 7th Generation.
3:00 pm - Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Q&A Session with Irene Bedard
Set on the Great Plains and the Badlands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a compelling and complex tale that explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate path to rediscovering the meaning of home.
7:15 pm - Mekko
Q&A Session with Sterlin Harjo and Rod Rondeaux
Mekko gets out of prison after 19 years. He has no home or family so he makes his way to Tulsa. He tries to connect with a cousin but she turns him away. With nowhere to go Mekko ends up sleeping on the streets. He is taken in by the homeless native community. At times jovial, there is a dark undercurrent to the community. He begins having issues with a man named Bill. Bill is pure evil. Convinced that this man is a witch, Mekko turns to the old teachings of his grandmother in order to rid the community of this 'witch'. It's a story of redemption, and hope. Mekko is in search of his home and the strength to forgive himself of his past.
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California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center
Mission: The California Indian Cultural and Sovereignty Center will foster collaborative research and community service relationships between the faculty, staff, and students of CSU San Marcos and members of local Tribal communities, for the purpose of developing and conducting research projects which support the maintenance of sovereignty and culture within those communities.