BECOME A MICROSCOPE: 90 STATEMENTS ON SISTER CORITA
2009, DVD, color, sound, 19 minutes
Sister Corita (1918-1986) was a teacher, political activist and one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960’s. She was also a Catholic nun. As the title suggests, the film stresses Corita's belief in the importance of looking at the world “small pieces at a time”. Courtesy of Aaron Rose.
DEFENSE D‘ AFFICHER
1958-59, 16mm transferred to DVD, color, sound, 7 minutes
(POST NO BILLS). A lush, absracted vision of street graphics in Paris by the little-known camera operator turned avant garde filmmaker who was a friend of Jordan Belson and Harry Smith's. Courtesy of the Iota Center and AMPAS.
National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project Presents:
Short Films by Indigenous Filmmakers from Around the World Sunday 5/20 @ 2:00 pm
RUN RED WALK: A NAVAJO SHEEPDOG (All Roads Seed Grantee)
USA, 2011, 17 minutes, Navajo with English subtitles
directed by Melissa Henry
A red sheepdog’s search for his lost sheep takes him across the hills and hollows of the rez. Along the way, he meets some very unexpected characters.
TALES FROM THE DALY RIVER
Australia, 2011, 20 minutes, Malak-Malak with English subtitles
directed by Steve McGregor
Wungung wanders off from his grandparents toward the banyan tree, and a mysterious something overpowers him.
TAKU RAKAU E
New Zealand, 2010, 12 minutes, Te Reo Maori with English subtitles
directed by Kararaina Rangihau
Follow the hawk, listen to the crackling fire, and enjoy the legend of Taku Rakau.
VOLADORA (A FLYING WOMAN)
Mexico, 2010, 19 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles
directed by Chloe Campero
The government bans women from “flying’ in the Totonacapan Dance of the Flyers, and one young, zealous woman dancer fights for equality.
Canada, 2009, 6 minutes, Cree & English with English subtitles
directed by Lisa Jackson
An avant-garde film reflecting the First Nations' forced assimilation through the reserve school system in Canada.
All films courtesy of National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project and the filmmakers.