At the Movies | Breaking Barriers: Women’s Shorts Program

Total Running Time: 88 min.)

Celebrating Women’s History Month!
This film program highlights a series of short works directed by Native women filmmakers. Enjoy an evening of cinema that inspires, educates and celebrates female creativity.

Discussion follows with directors Sally Kewayosh (Cree/Ojibwe) and Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk). Moderated by Audra Simpson (Mohawk), Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University.

Program presented in cooperation with Women Make Movies.

Souvenir Project: Mobilize
2015, 2 min. Canada.  Director: Caroline Monnet (Algonquin/French)
Using footage from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) archive and set against a driving score by Tanya Tagaq (Inuk), the filmmaker describes the continuing drive of Canada’s aboriginal people over land and time.

Nous Nous Soulèverons (We Will Rise Up)
2015, 4 min. Canada. Director: Natasha Kanapé Fontaine (Innu)
In French with English subtitles.
In an inspired text, Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine invites viewers to rise up to bring light to the world.

Advice to Myself 2: Resistance
2015, 5 min. USA. Director: Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe)
This powerful poem presents a visual and verbal collaboration between author Louise Erdrich, her poet sister Heid E. Erdrich, and artist Elizabeth Day.

Samantha Crain Talks Identity, Politics and Empathy
2016, 7 min. USA. Director: Allison Herrera (Salinan)
A portrait of Choctaw singer and songwriter Samantha Crain.

Three Young Ladies
2015, 31 min. Canada/USA. Director: Sally Kewayosh (Cree/ Ojibwe). NYC Premiere.
Three little girls living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) share their stories of support from their families and community.

The Grandfather Drum
2015, 12 min. Canada. Director: Michelle Derosier (Anishinaabe)
In English and Anishinabemowin with English subtitles.
This unique animation follows the story of Naamowin’s drum, a drum revered for its healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Berens River.

Ohero:kon – Under the Husk
2016, 27 min. USA. Director: Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk). NYC Premiere.
Follow the journey of two Mohawk girls on their challenging path toward becoming women over the course of Oheró:kon (Under the Husk), a four-year rites-of-passage ceremony.











When: Thu., Mar. 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Where: National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
212-514-3700
Price: Free
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Total Running Time: 88 min.)

Celebrating Women’s History Month!
This film program highlights a series of short works directed by Native women filmmakers. Enjoy an evening of cinema that inspires, educates and celebrates female creativity.

Discussion follows with directors Sally Kewayosh (Cree/Ojibwe) and Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk). Moderated by Audra Simpson (Mohawk), Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University.

Program presented in cooperation with Women Make Movies.

Souvenir Project: Mobilize
2015, 2 min. Canada.  Director: Caroline Monnet (Algonquin/French)
Using footage from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) archive and set against a driving score by Tanya Tagaq (Inuk), the filmmaker describes the continuing drive of Canada’s aboriginal people over land and time.

Nous Nous Soulèverons (We Will Rise Up)
2015, 4 min. Canada. Director: Natasha Kanapé Fontaine (Innu)
In French with English subtitles.
In an inspired text, Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine invites viewers to rise up to bring light to the world.

Advice to Myself 2: Resistance
2015, 5 min. USA. Director: Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe)
This powerful poem presents a visual and verbal collaboration between author Louise Erdrich, her poet sister Heid E. Erdrich, and artist Elizabeth Day.

Samantha Crain Talks Identity, Politics and Empathy
2016, 7 min. USA. Director: Allison Herrera (Salinan)
A portrait of Choctaw singer and songwriter Samantha Crain.

Three Young Ladies
2015, 31 min. Canada/USA. Director: Sally Kewayosh (Cree/ Ojibwe). NYC Premiere.
Three little girls living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) share their stories of support from their families and community.

The Grandfather Drum
2015, 12 min. Canada. Director: Michelle Derosier (Anishinaabe)
In English and Anishinabemowin with English subtitles.
This unique animation follows the story of Naamowin’s drum, a drum revered for its healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Berens River.

Ohero:kon – Under the Husk
2016, 27 min. USA. Director: Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk). NYC Premiere.
Follow the journey of two Mohawk girls on their challenging path toward becoming women over the course of Oheró:kon (Under the Husk), a four-year rites-of-passage ceremony.