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Seeing ourselves through our own lens.
The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is proud to present the 2014 San Diego American Indian Film Festival. The festival will begin Thursday, November 20, 2014 through Saturday, November 22, 2014. Film screenings will take place on the campus of CSUSM from November 20-21, 2014, culminating in a premiere gala hosted on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
Please visit the San Diego American Indian Film Festival Website 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/writer Jeff Barnaby ("Rhymes for Young Ghouls"), a special tribute to the late Charlie Hill with comedy showcase, actress Shay Eyre ("Empire of Dirt), and a special presentation of "LaDonna Harris: Indian 101" with special guest LaDonna Harris. Opportunities for youth will include a Saturday shorts program facilitated by artist, filmmaker and humanitarian Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), 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 20 (6-9pm) - Rhymes for Young Ghouls
Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. She sells dope to pay her "truancy tax". When Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila's world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight...and Mi'gMaq don't run.
Friday, November 21 (6-9pm) - Friday Night Funnies: A Tribute to Charlie Hill
A special tribute to Charlie Hill with comedy showcase and screening of On & Off the Res' with Charlie Hill. The documentary documents the art of stand-up comedy and Indian humor through the experiences of comedian, Charlie Hill.
Saturday, November 22 (2-4pm) - Youth Track with Shorts & Animations
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.
Saturday, November 22 (1:30-2:30pm) - Sycuan: Our People. Our Culture. Our History
The Hummingbird Hall will feature Sycuan: Our People. Our Culture. Our History. which tells the story of Sycuan and the Kumeyaay Nation through the words of its people-Tribal elders, Council leaders, family members and the next generation.
Saturday, November 22 (2:30-4pm) - LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 & Sycuan: Our People. Our Culture. Our History
The Hummingbird Hall will feature LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 which chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history since the 1960s.
Saturday, November 22 (4-6pm) - Once We Had a River
The Hummingbird Hall will feature Once We Had a River, a documentary about the San Luis Rey Indian Water Settlement Act, and one of California Indian Legal Services very first cases.
Saturday, November 22 (7:30-10pm) - Empire of Dirt
Going home was never an option for single mother Lena Mahikan. But when her 13-year-old, Peeka overdoses in the streets of Toronto, she is forced to return home to her estranged mother and face a life-long legacy of shame and resentment. Empire of Dirt is a story about second chances and summoning the power of family to soothe pain of cyclical damage.
When & Where
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.