In 1995, the Native American Film and Video Festival (22-25 September)
featured seventy recent productions, including five world premieres
and fifty U.S. premieres. Drawn from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia,
Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and the United States,
the selections presented the cultural life and concerns of more
than forty Native communities in the Americas and Hawai'i. The
works ranged from independent documentaries, short fictions, animations,
experimental media, music videos, PSAs, news features, and radio
and television productions. Themes included "Women's Voices,"
"Spirit of Survival," "New Native Fiction," and "Native Airwaves."
The festival program was chosen by a team of guest selectors---Native
American media makers and cultural activists---and the program
staff of the NMAI's Film and Video Center.
Dean Curtis Bear Claw (Crow), independent media maker
Marta Carlson (Yurok), independent media maker
Alex Ewen (Purepecha), Solidarity Foundation, New York
Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho),
independent media maker
Carol Kalafatic (Quechua/Spanish/Croatian), artist and essayist
Fabian Muenala (Quichua), Muyuy Cultural Center, New York
Randy Redroad (Cherokee),
independent media maker
Harriett Skye (Standing Rock Sioux), independent media maker
Deron Twohatchet (Kiowa), independent media maker
This is an alphabetical list of films shown at the Festival.
If a film has a description availble in HTML format, it will
be linked from the list below. For descriptions for all other
titles, please enter here
to go to the By Title (PDF) and search for the title.
The Festival has been made possible by support from the John
D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and the Canadian Consulate
General, New York; and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
and International Trade, Arts and Letters Division. Additional
support has been received from the New York Marriott Financial
Center Hotel and Varig Brazilian Airlines.
The Festival organizers also wish to thank the following for
their assistance: Studio D, National Film Board of Canada (NFBC);
Film/Video Arts, NewYork; Edge Film Company, New York; Lilie
Zendel, Canadian Consulate General; Karen Ranucci, IMRE, New
York; Frank Blythe (Sioux/Cherokee), NAPBC, Lincoln; Zeze Weiss
and Christine Halvorson, Amanaka'a, NewYork; Faye Ginsburg,
Program in Culture, Media and History, New York University;
Lurline McGregor, Pacific Islanders in Conimunication, Honolulu;
Guillermo Monteforte, CVI Oaxaca; Frances Peters, filmmaker,
Sydney; Vincent Carelli, CTI, Saõ Paulo; independent
radio producers Milt Lee (Cheyenne River Sioux) and Peggy Berryhili
(Muscogee Creek); National Campaign Office, NMAI, GGHC Exhibitions
+ Graphics; GGHC Facilities; Publications, NMAI; Annie Teamer
and Maria Brown, GGHC Public Programs; Lori Dynan, Festival
Volunteers Manager; Emily Murphy, FVC Summer Intern; Carol Lazio,
FVC Consultant; John Humphrey, Volunteer Extraordinaire and
the many others who have made this event possible.
Calendar - PDF
The 1995 Festival calendar is available to download as a Portable
Document File (PDF).
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Calendar PDF (480 KB)
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