Experience the only film festival in the country devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers and actors, as well as to films that explore the Pueblo experience! The weekend includes film screenings, presentations, and discussions with renowned Pueblo filmmakers. This year we’ll show a mix of classic Native-made movies as well as new work, and even host interactive workshops and a casting call! Everyone is invited to come be entertained, learn what’s happening in the film world, and forge new connections with those in the industry.
Suggested donation of $10 for admission.
This year’s screenings and workshops will include:
6 pm: Opening Reception w/ appetizers & drinks
7 pm: Special Screening of Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World by Catherine Bainbridge
Tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.
10:00 am – Opening Remarks
10:05 am – Racing the Rez by: Brian TruglIo
Focusing on five teens living on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, Racing the Rez unfolds over two years of careful, patient observation, and offers a rare view into the surprising complexity and diversity of contemporary reservation life.
11:02 am – Break 11:15 am – Grab by: Billy Luther (Laguna)
A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks, and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary Western cultures.
12:15 pm – lunch break
1:15 pm – Defending the Fire by: Silver Bullet Productions
With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Silver Bullet Productions will present the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of war through the lens of these cul- tures.
2:15 pm – break
2:30 pm – Frontera! by: John Jota Leaños
This animated documentary tells the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. Guest: Lee Moquino from Laguna (voice of Po’pay)
2:50 pm – break
3:00 pm – Veiled Lightning/NATIvE Voltage by: Ashley Lynn Browning (Santa Clara & Pojoaque) & Jaima Chevalier
This film explores the culture of protest in Native America and beyond – as seen through the lens of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
10:30 am – Pitch Your Story:
Learn How to Pitch a Film Facilitators: Beverly Singer (Santa Clara) Jonathan Sims (Acoma)
10:00 am – Welcome!
10:05 am – our Spirits Don’t Speak English by: Chip Richie
This film uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools, and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society.
11:25 am – Break
11:35 am – Albuquerque Indian School Exhibition Film by: Jonathan Sims (Acoma)
AIS Alumni speak about their experiences at the Albuquerque Indian School while photos of the property, students, and events are shown.
12:05 pm – Lunch Break
1:05 pm – More Than a Word by: Kenneth Little & John Little (Standing rock Sioux)
This film analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name
2:15 pm – Break
2:35 pm – Pueblo Cooking Videos Five-minute videos that focus on Pueblo cooking.
2:50 pm – Break
3:15 pm – Seed: The untold Story by: Taggart Siegel
In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy.
4:50 pm – We Will Survive By… by: Jonathan Sims (Acoma)
Pueblo elders sharing insight about the struggles our ancestors have overcome, and what they believe about how our Pueblo People will continue.
11:00 am – How To Be An Extra
Panelists: Rodrigo Tactaquin and other Special Guests Headshots – Jonathan Sims
2:15 pm – Pueblo Perspectives on Media
Moderator: Jon Sims (Acoma)
Panelists: Tara Gatewood (Isleta) Johnathan Ray (Laguna) Black Horse Lowe (Navajo)