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Indigenous Shorts

Indigenous Shorts
Drama, Documentary, Short | 2023 | NR. 1hr 21min
Closed Captioning CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various TACOMA FILMS FESTIVAL 2023

Indigenous Resistance: Now and Then | United States | 15 | 'Waats'asdiyei Joe Yates | We explore how it was for our people to go through statehood, blood quantum, ANCSA, boarding schools, stripping our language and dance away, and all that has done to our mental health. With that, we try to have a hopeful spin on this narrative and show how resilient our people are.

The Handsome Man | United States | 15 | Misty Shipman, Hope Shipman | Evan Adams plays The Handsome Man opposite Lily Gladstone in this thrilling and surreal tale of a cursed stranger, a lost woman, and an open-hearted community.

Who She Is | United States | 20 | Sophie Barksdale & Jordan Dresser | 
Abbi  - Sheila  - Jocelyn - Lela

Say their names. Meet them. These are the women hidden within the statistics of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic in Wyoming and beyond. They are "Who She Is".

Keepers of the Way | United States | 21 | Evan Cohen  | Over the course of a weekend, Lenape tribal members perform healing ceremonies for the land affected by the Walking Purchase in Pennsylvania.

Inseparable: Ava | United States | 10 | Andrew Harrison-Brown | Makah elder, Melissa, strives to slow the process of assimilation by passing her traditional knowledge on to her 13-year-old granddaughter, Ava. Their intimate relationship navigates the interdependence of culture and ocean health, the deep love shared between generations, and a young girl's journey finding her voice through surfing.

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