Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series
(Sponsored in Association with the Japanese American National Museum, National Center for Preservation of Democracy, InterTribal Entertainment, Hecho de Mano, and Nahui Ohlin)
Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series is a FREE monthly film series located in downtown Los Angeles at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy. The film series was established to provide quality documentaries by and about Indigenous people of the Americas, and bring together a central gathering place where discussion and awareness of issues can be shared with the Native community and its supporters.
The film series is held at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy located at 111 North Central Avenue, between 1st Street and Central Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles. The NCPD can be reached via train, bus, or parking in the area (pdf for directions). Films will begin at 7pm, and it is advisable to arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior for seating. Each film will include a raffle at the end of the screening, and may include guest speakers and performances when available. More information will be given, as it is determined.
The film series is hosted by Lorin Morgan-Richards and Tahesha Knapp-Christensen and is sponsored by the following organizations:
The Japanese American National Museum
The National Center for Preservation of Democracy
Hecho de Mano
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Chumash filmmaker George Angelo, Jr. interviews and documents three Indigenous cultures of Southern California: the Chumash, Tongva/Gabrielino, and Juaneno. This extraordinary documentary presents their history and living traditions, with a special focus on rock art, the tomol, and dolphin dancers. Guests for the night includes filmmaker George Angelo, Jr.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
An estimated 500 Aboriginal women have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past 30 years. Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh embarks on an epic journey to shed light on these murders and disappearances that remain unresolved to this day. She begins at Vancouver’s skid row where more than 60 poor women disappeared and travels to the “Highway of Tears” in northern British Columbia where more than two dozen women (all but one Native) have vanished. Actress/Artist Tiger Moon will open the screening with poetry!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Walk Like a Warrior: The Apache Skateboard Story
'Walk Like a Warrior' unveils the entrepreneurial spirit of a Native owned and operated skateboard company on the Apache Reservation. 'Walk Like a Warrior' represents Native pride, history and culture in a unique, bold and innovative way. With the help of skateboarding, the Apache Skateboards crew rolls right past tired cliches, stereotypes and myths about Native Americans in the 21st Century. Douglas Miles, founder of Apache Skateboards, will speak after the screening!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Quest of the Carib Canoe
Carib Indian artist and activist Jacob Frederick, and others from his community, sail nearly 1000 miles in a hand built canoe from their home on the island of Dominica in the British West Indies to South America in a voyage to rediscover their ancestral heritage. Director Eugene Jarecki generously donated this extremely rare film for presentation. Guest speaker TBA.
I am near the washington boarder, but when i make my way down there next year i will let you know. i think it is a good idea to post an announcement in the FORUM section if you have not already done so and then post a blog on your page a few days later and that should get the attention of more people. good luck and let us know how it all goes. peace&luv-c
Greetings, Lorin, welcome to ICN, my name is Carrie and I am one of the co-administrators here. If you have questions you may ask me or any of the other co-administrators by clicking on the names located on the front page. Please read through our members Code of Conduct. I look forward to getting to know you better and having you joijn us in our discussions about NA films!