Celebrate the latest in Native film at the Native Cinema Showcase, with three days of FREE screenings of films and shorts, including music videos, by Native American filmmakers, about contemporary Native Americans, including panel discussions.
It’s a unique showcase of current history by Native filmmakers from across the Americas, plus from the Pacific, with themes of tradition, including the fight to save the environment and tribal language.
There are four feature films and 42 short films, and 19 indigenous languages, including one in the Haida language of the Northwest, with English subtitles.
Most focus on issues facing Native peoples today, including some straight from the headlines, and several are historical dramas.including
All the features and shorts, dramas and music videos represent contemporary perspectives and themes of Indigenous people as they experience the world.
Everything on the schedule is family-friendly.
The Native Cinema Showcase is this weekend, March 29-31, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan, with screenings at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 7pm.
Some highlights include:
SGaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife), winner of Best Canadian Film at the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival. Introduced by Consul General of Canada in New York Phyllis Yaffe. the film will be followed by a discussion with director Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in)
- Friday at 7pm.
Three feature films celebrating the strength of Indigenous women:
All screenings are FREE. Seating is first-come, first-served.
About Native Cinema Showcase
made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Additional funding provided by the James Simmons and Karen Rudolph Fidelity Charitable Fund and support from the Consulate General of Canada in New York.