Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival 2017

Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival is presenting and celebrating local, national, and international indigenous innovation in film, video, radio, and new media, as well as culture and heritage. Join Dreamspeakers this year as they honour the "Generation Rising" by bringing back Youth Day! There will be lots of films to see and community to engage.

Visit dreamspeakers.org for more information.

Dreamspeakers: The Sun at Midnight

  • Sep 23 @ 7pm

Filmed at the Arctic Circle, "The Sun At Midnight" tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run.

Dreamspeakers: Martírio

  • Sep 23 @ 2pm

A analysis about the violence and the struggle suffered by the Guarani Kaiowá group, one of the biggest Indian populations of Brazil.

Dreamspeakers: Short Stop: Collection of Short Films

  • Sep 23 @ 12pm

A collection of short films.

Dreamspeakers: North Mountain - 2-for-1 Date Night

  • Sep 22 @ 10:30pm

In the dead of winter a young aboriginal hunter falls in love with a fugitive ex-con and helps him fight off an army of crooked cops seeking revenge.

Dreamspeakers: Once Were Warriors - 2-for-1 Date Night

  • Sep 22 @ 8pm

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Dreamspeakers: Short Film Collection - 2 for 1 Date Night

  • Sep 22 @ 6pm

Collection of short films. 2-for-1 Date Night!  Tickets available AT THE DOOR only.

 

Dreamspeakers: Video Nas Aleias

  • Sep 22 @ 4pm

A retrospective program of shorts from a Brazilian project that took video to the jungle and taught the people on its use.

Dreamspeakers: Los Ojos del Camino

  • Sep 21 @ 9pm

The film portrays the Andes and the spiritual aspects of its peoples. It is a homage filled with hope but at the same time a possible goodbye. It is a journey from the visible to the invisible, from the external world to the soul.

 

Dreamspeakers: Mara'akame's Dream

  • Sep 20 @ 9pm

Nieri is a young native Huichol whose dream is to travel with his band and play in a concert in Mexico City. But his father, a shaman Huichol, has other planes for him.

Dreamspeakers: The Road Forward

  • Sep 20 @ 7pm

The Road Forward is a rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Dreamspeakers: Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival (DIFF) is presenting and celebrating local, national, and international indigenous innovation in film, video, radio, and new media, as well as culture and heritage.

Dreamspeakers: Butterfly Monument & The Last Walk

  • Sep 23 @ 5pm

Butterfly Monument documents the creation of a public monument to young Cree education advocate, Shannen Koostachin, who died at age 15. The Last Walk tells the story of a woman searching to bring her sister back to the community after a tragic event caused her to leave.

Dreamspeakers: Before the Streets

  • Sep 21 @ 7pm

Young Shawnouk kills a man during a robbery and flees into the forest. deciding to return to his Atikamekw village in Québec (Canada), He tries to redeem himself using traditional cleansing.

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