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Navajo Film Showcase in NYC this Week

The trailer for Drunktown’s Finest, the opening night film at this week’s Diné Spotlight: A Showcase of Navajo Film, looks really good! The showcase is hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the NYU’s Center for Media, Culture and History, and all films will be shown at the NMAI […]

MAY SUMAK: Quichwa Film Showcase in NYC

May Sumak / Quichwa Film Showcase: Indigenous Media from the Andes and Beyond is coming to New York City this week (March 26-28, 2015). It’s really great to see that the screenings and discussions will be hosted not only in three boroughs (Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens), but also by several institutions: the […]

For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska (http://www.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/orange/for_the_rights_of_all.html) will be screened at the NMAI NYC on February 20, 2009. Click here for directions: http://www.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/blue/atm_10.html#feb

Club Native

Happy New Year folks! Comps. exam done and I’m back.

Only 10 months after I saw it at the 2009 Native American Film Festival at the NMAI in NYC, here is my summary of Club Native. In short: I thought it was a great film and highly recommend it!

Club Native traces the lives […]

Mamachas of the Ring

I caught Mamachas of the Ring / Mamachas del Ring which screened last Friday, November 13 as part of the line up of one of my favorites, the (2009) Margaret Mead Film Festival. It tells the story of several Aymara female wrestlers in Bolivia, focusing on the story of the Campeona, Carmen Rosa. After […]

Crude: The Real Price of Oil

English below.

Español pronto…

Last Wednesday afternoon, after a circuitous ride into Flushing Meadows Park, I eventually made my way to the parking lot of the Queens Museum of Art. (This brought to mind a similarly circuitous excursion over 10 years ago when a colleague and I went to Flushing Meadows Park […]

“Crude”: éste miercoles, 26 de agosto

Recibí ésta invitación y quise hacerles llegar. El documental se dará solamente en español y por ende no traduzco al inglés.

EL CONSULADO GENERAL DE ECUADOR EN NUEVA YORK y el MUSEO DE ARTE DE QUEENS en colaboración con el MUSEO NACIONAL DEL INDÍGENA AMERICANO y CINEMA TROPICALtienen el agrado de invitarlo a una […]

Barking Water, Silly Me

I went to the NMAI Heye Center on July 9, 2009 for the screening of Barking Water, a film by Sterlin Harjo, whose NMAI Film + Video Festival panel discussion I attended back in March. Harjo was on hand for questions after the screening.

Barking Water is the story of old flames, Irene and […]