2019 Vision Maker Film Festival: Indigenous Women's Films

Mar 8 2019 -
11:30am to 10:00pm

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About this event
Vision Maker Media presents Indigenous Women's Films In Partnership with the UNL Women's Center, celebrating Women's Week 2019. Vision Maker Media is hosting an Indigenous Women's Film Festival featuring six powerful films by and about Indigenous women. Stories of hope and overcoming adversity will be present throughout this powerful event. Some films may be triggering as they talk about war, child removal and identity. For these films, the UNL Women's Center will provide a Trauma Specialist to assist any audience member in need. Vision Maker Media Film Festival will be held at the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Center (1800 North 33rd Street). Please use the entrance on the east side of the building for all films. The reception will be held in the lobby of the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Center. Plese use the front doors. *Tickets available via Eventbrite. If the events do not sell out online a limited amount of tickets will be available at the door. 11:30 AM RETURN (USA, 2017, 30 min.) Producer: Karen Cantor RETURN: Reclaiming Native American Foodways for Health and Spirit features charismatic Roxanne Swentzell from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico whose efforts to reclaim ancient foodways are echoed across the continent by Tlingit, Muckleshoot, Oglala Sioux, Menominee, and Seneca women. 12:30 PM Daughter of A Lost Bird (USA, 2019, 60 min.) Producer: Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfeet/Salish) *Q&A to follow with Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfeet/Salish) and Kendra Mylnechuk (Lummi) What does blood have to do with identity? Kendra Mylnechuk, an adult Native adoptee, born in 1980 at the cusp of the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act, is on a journey to reconnect with her birth family and discover her Lummi heritage. 2:00 PM After the Apology (Australia, 2017, 80 min.) Producer: Michaela Perske Four Aboriginal grannies each face their own battle to challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb the skyrocketing rates of child removal. 4:00 PM MANKILLER (USA, 2017, 60 min.) Producer: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl (Cherokee) MANKILLER explores the life of Wilma Mankiller, the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation who led her people in building one of the strongest Indian Tribes in America. More than a biography, this program delivers an empowering message. 5:15 PM Ohero:kon - Under the Husk (USA, 2017, 26 min.) Producer: Melissa Katsitsionni Fox, Editor: Victoria Catherine Chan "Ohero:kon - Under the Husk" is a documentary that follows the challenging journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk Women. 6:00-7:00 PM Reception Traditional Native American hors d'oeuvres will be served. Separate RSVP needed. 7:30 PM Warrior Women (USA, 2018, 60 min.) Filmmakers: Elizabeth Castle, Producer and Christina King (Creek/Seminole/Sac & Fox) *Q&A to follow with Elizabeth Castle and Marcella Gilbert (Oohenumpa Lakota). From the perspective of Lakota activist Madonna Thunder Hawk, this film traces the untold history of women's activism in the Red Power Movement and follows Thunder Hawk as she encounters the major players in events that changed the landscape of Indian Country forever.
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1800 N. 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503
United States