IMMEDIATE NOTICE: NO PROGRAM TONIGHT 11/3/2022

NOTE: Due to issue beyond our control, there will be NO PROGRAM TONIGHT at the Mitchell Museum! We apologize for the inconvenience and sincerely apologize to the filmmakers whose works were to screen tonight. We will be in touch about re-scheduling the film at another location and date.

VENUES: Fall 2022 First Nations Film and Video Festival

Just a reminder of the locations of the in-person venues. Note: the event by the Evanston Public Library will take place at the Robert Crown Community Center.

MUSIC BOX THEATRE – Theater 2
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
TUESDAY,  November 1, 7-9pm

FIELD MUSEUM
MONTGOMERY WARD HALL
1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 – Enter through West Entrance, FNFVF Rep. will seat you.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2-4pm

HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY (VIDEO THEATER)
400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6-7:30pm

MITCHELL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN
in the 3009 Building

3009 Central Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 6-7:30pm

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs
5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Building B, Room 159
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 6-8pm

EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1-3pm

ONLINE PROGRAM 1
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 7-9pm
Free Tickets Here

EDGEWATER LIBRARY
6000 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2-4pm

ONLINE PROGRAM 2
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7-9pm
Free Tickets Here

COMFORT STATION
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 8pm

 

TICKETS ARE FREE and EVENT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ONLINE DISCUSSION PANEL – SEASON 2, EPISODE 1

“Fine, We’ll Do It Ourselves” Online Panel Discussion Series

Part Four: “What We Must Never Do is Steal from Ourselves: Natives Appropriating Natives”

OCTOBER 23, 2022 4:00pm (CDT)

An open online discussion with Native Amerrican Filmmakers, hosted by FNFVF.

This program explores the use of cultural motifs in the making of film. How much do Native filmmakers feel they have to include to insure funding and audiences without giving up the integrity of the cultural information shared. This panel discusses the question: Why is there a ‘cultural cost’ for Natives just to be seen as human being in films? Indigenous filmmakers and producers discuss this ‘cultural cost’ to make films and succeed in the Hollywood System. Also, what cultural information are Native filmmakers willing to exploit to make it in the filmmaking industry? Complex questions should give rise to deep conversations.

Panelist include:

NADINE ARPIN [they] (Red River Michif)

Director: Payhoo (2021), Jane & the Wolf (2017)

Nadine Arpin is a 2Spirit, Red River Michif, family names Grant, Utinawais, Pagé & Poitras. I am a filmmaker, multimedia creative & mentor, living and producing work in Sioux Lookout, NWO. Nadine is interested in telling stories which blur the lines of legend, memory and truth. Her work draws upon traditional Michif philosophy in a contemporary context to create hybrid cinematic and installation experiences.

@nadine._.arpin

TREVOR CARROLL (Wikwemikong First Nation)

Director: No Reservations, Battlefield Fight League

Trevor is an award winning Actor, Director and Producer working in Vancouver, BC. His award winning short film, No Reservations garnered acclaim while playing in over 30 international festivals around the world and was featured in CBC’s Short Film Faceoff. His cinematography work was featured in APTN’s The Mix, CTV’s First Story, and CBC’s presentation of the Best of Crazy8’s documentary.

http://www.trevorcarroll.ca

http://www.red-one.ca

IG: @trevorpjcarroll

IG: @different.shirt

MICHELLE HERNANDEZ (Wiyot/Latina)

Director: The Little Deer Killer, Douk, The Bartow Project “Untitled” (Still in Production)

Michelle Hernandez is a Wiyot and Latina filmmaker. She grew up on the Table Bluff Reservation, where she found her love for filmmaking. She has a Masters in Film and Electronic Media at American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. at Humboldt State in both Film and Native American Studies. Much of her work focuses on the importance of culture, traditions, and identity, as well as dealing with Indegenous subjects. With her work she gives voice to stories that aren’t often told. She is the co-founder of Sugarbush Hill Productions, which she currently runs with her partner, Richie Wenzler. Her latest works include Douk and The Bartow Project.

TERRY JONES (Seneca Nation of Indians)

Director: Soup For My Brother (2016), Empire State (2107), Savage/Future (2022)

Terry Jones is a Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) filmmakers and a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, who are located in western New York State. Terry has a passion for sharing his Haudenosaunee history and culture through his film works. He strives to find a balance between entertaining and educating his audiences. Terry is currently pursuing his MFA in film at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

tornjerseymedia.com

@cornsoupman

VICTORIA SUTTON (Lumbee Nation of North Carolina)

Director: Can Archaeology Repair its Past with Indigenous America? (2022), Apache Kid, U.S. Army Scout (2018)

Victoria Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD is the Distinguished Horn Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Learning and Graduate Education at Texas Tech University School of Law.

Prof. Sutton is a founding Member of the National Congress of American Indians, Policy Advisory Board, serving since 2005. She has taught Indigenous Justice, American Indian Law, Environmental Law and Emerging Technologies Law. International Environmental Law and Constitutional Law as well as courses related to Native American culture and law in the TTU Anthropology and Archaeology Department.

She is also a lifetime Sequoyah Member of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). She served as Chief Counsel for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration in the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. She was rumored to be considered for the Biden cabinet for the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.

Unintended Consequences: https://profvictoria.substack.com/

NOTE: Once you acquire your ticket, your confirmation email will contain the Zoom link and passcode for the event.

We also have planned panel discussion events for Spring and Summer 2023. With your support, we can possibly continue this program with future panel discussion events. Stay tuned!

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