FILMS SPOTLIGHT – DAY THREE
The Spring 2022 FNFVF continues with the first in-person event at the Comfort Station. The program begins at 8:00pm. Tonight’s films include:
Where Smoke Rises, Kalilinoe Detwiler (US-born Native Hawaiian)
Pua ka uahi is a wonder-filled Indigenous animation following Pele, a hot tempered fire goddess, who has been challenged by the shapeshifting trickster Kamapuaʻa in a race from Puna to Hilo. Pele traverses through the land and helps a few friends along the way. Will she win, or will she enjoy the journey even if it means losing the race? English closed captioning.
The Daily Life of Mistress Red, Directed by Peshawn Rae Bread (Comanche)
The Daily Life of Mistress Red is a mockumentary that explores the world of kink, native women and defeating white supremacy.Taylor is a blogger for a Indigenous women’s website and wants to interview her favorite idol Marie Callingbird; a Native fashion boutique owner by day and to her surprise, Mistress Red by night. Mistress Red is a dominatrix for hire who takes the effects of racism, sexism and colonization into her own hands by educating white supremacists through pleasure. This project focuses on issues within the circle of indigenous women, racism and the acceptance of sexuality. This story follows a journey or what sexuality is to indigenous women and what it can do to empower them.
In thy woods, directed by Ricardo Patino (Taino)
In a post-apocalyptic world, after diseases spread out of control exponentially, most of the human race is lost to new viruses. After many experiments, things go wrong until what are left in the labs lose control. The dead corpses walk again. Without souls they become vessels for evil spirits to walk the earth once more. The survivors live hiding place to place fighting to stay alive until cure is found. The People now live in fear, not only of the undead, but of what now inhabits those dead bodies. This is the story of Sebastions, one of many kinds left without parents, in this post-apocalyptic world where viruses, the undead, and evil incarnated spirit rule the world.
In Our Own Hands, directed by Jennifer Varenchik (Tohono O’odham)
A group of women plan rescue efforts when one of their own goes missing from their reservation.
Powerlands, directed by Ivey-Camille Manybeads Tso (Diné)
A young Navajo woman investigates displacement of Indigenous people in several countries, and devastation of the environment, caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents.
Join us tonight in viewing these films. You can GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. All FNFVF events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Our next program is an online program that takes place Thursday, May 5 at 7:00pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!