Sundance Film Festival Indigenous Shorts Tour 2022

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Sundance Film Festival Indigenous Shorts Tour 2022


General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10

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The Sundance Film Festival Indigenous Shorts Tour 2022 is a 91-minute theatrical program of 6 short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers, featuring titles from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival shorts program and from alumni of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program. Featuring narrative and documentary shorts, the curated selection is a celebration of Native perseverance and an exciting look at a variety of inventive storytelling from Indigenous artists with Sundance ties. The Festival’s Short Film Program has a long history of supporting and launching talented Indigenous directors including Taika Waititi, Blackhorse Lowe, Sterlin Harjo, Sky Hopinka, Caroline Monnet, and Shaandiin Tome.

The Headhunter’s Daughter: Leaving her family behind, Lynn traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer. (Dir. by Don Joesphus Raphael Eblahan-Ífugão – Visayan, 2022, Philippines, 15 mins., Not Rated)

Kicking the Clouds: An experimental documentary centered on a 50-year old cassette tape of a Pechanga language lesson between the director’s grandmother and great-grandmother, and contextualized by an interview with his mother in his Pacific Northwest hometown. (Dir. by Sky Hopinka – Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, 2022, USA, 15 mins., Not Rated)

Long Line of Ladies: A girl and her community prepare for her Ihuk, the once-dormant coming of age ceremony of the Karuk and Yurok tribes of Northern California. (Dir. by Rayka Zehtabchi & Shaandiin Tome – Diné, 2022, USA, 22 mins., Not Rated)

Maidenhood: Catalina submits to the tradition of her people to demonstrate her purity and worth as a woman to her beloved, but her body betrays her and she fails to demonstrate her chastity. (Dir. by Xochitl Enriquez Mendoza – Zapoteca, 2022, Mexico, 15 mins., Not Rated)

The Original Shareholder Experience: An Indigenous tele-presenter nearing the top of her class must contend with her career prospects and her moral credibility as she’s asked to sell a genocidal product on live television. (Dir. by Petyr Xyst – Roadrunner clan in the Pueblo of Laguna, 2022, USA, 13 mins., Not Rated)

(Udeyonv) (What They’ve Been Taught): This film explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker. (Director: Brit Hensel – Cherokee Nation, 2022, USA, 10 mins., Not Rated)


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