Native Village Youth and Education News

March 1, 2009 Issue 195 Volume 4


NMAI Announces Lineup for 2009 Native American Film and Video Festival

New York City: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has selected their lineup for the 2009 Native American Film and Video Festival. Fourteen features and 43 shorts representing 10 countries were chosen from more than 350 submissions. The works reflect vibrant modern voices of Native filmmakers who tell their stories and histories, share their dreams and concerns, and bring their communities home to us. 

The festival runs Thursday, March 26, through Sunday, March 29, at the George Gustav Heye Center in New York City. The Heye Center is NYC's branch of the National Museum of the American Indian

All screenings are free and open to the public. Reservations for evening programs are strongly suggested. For reservations, e-mail or call (212) 514-3737.

Films include:
“We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears” directed by Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho)

 “Older Than America” by Georgina Lightning (Cree)

“Pachamama” by Toshifumi Matsushita

“Sikumi/On the Ice” by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Inupiaq)

 “Mémère Métisse/My Métis Grandmother” by Janelle Wookey (Métis)

The Colony” by Jeff Barnaby (Mi’kmaq)

 “4 Wheel War Pon.” Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo)

“A Gente Luta mas Come Fruta/We Struggle but We Eat Fruit” by Bebito Piãko (Ashaninka)

“A Cielo Abierto/Under the Open Sky,” a documentary by José Luis Matías (Nahua) and Carlos Perez Rojas (Mixe)

Festival details can be found at


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