Indigenous Film 2013 Includes “Native American Night Before Christmas”

DENVER —The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management will present three short films tonight in a program called, “Stories from Around the World.

" Native American Night before Christmas"

” Native American Night before Christmas”

The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management partners with the Denver American Indian Commission and the Native American Rights Fund to present Indigenous Film 2013 @ Su Teatro, a monthly indigenous film series.

The films will be shown at SU TEATRO, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, films begin at 6:30. pm.

Stories from Around the World 

Films + Q&A: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

“Native American Night Before Christmas,” directed by Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee), narrated by Harian McKosato, illustrated by Jesse T. Hummingbird (Cherokee).

In a mystical time and place where past and present are magically woven together, we find an American Indian village of the plains where tipis and cars, buffalo robes and television sets all co-exist. This imaginative adaptation of the Christmas classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is set in just such a place. (Tribal Eye Productions, 2006, 5 minutes).

“A Glass of Milk,” director Roohangiz Shams. A glass of milk in a time of need changes a young boy’s life. (2012, 45 minutes). Iran.

‘Hawaikii,” director Mike Jonathan (Tainui/Te Arawa), writer Tere Harrison (Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu). On her first day of school, a young Maori girl finds herself in a foreign world with unfamiliar people. Her father’s love and her sense of connection to family and tradition help her navigate this unfamiliar territory and celebrate the richness of her Maori identity. Based on a childhood experience of writer Tere Harrison. (Whenua Films Ltd. And Chain of Title Films Ltd., 2006, 13 minutes).


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