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2012 LA SKINS FEST FILM SCHEDULE


     The 6th Annual LA SKINS FEST film schedule is now available.  The film festival opens Friday November 16th and runs through Sunday November 18th.  We will host new films, filmmakers and awesome musical performances.  It all takes place at the Autry National Center located in Griffith Park.  All screenings and receptions are free and parking is provided.  

PDF of Film Schedule - For questions, please email contact@laskinsfest.com

8pm Friday, November 16th, 2012

MORE THAN FRYBREAD

     It is the clash of the 21st Century, as frybread makers compete for the first ever, first annual, state of Arizona Frybread Championship! Twenty-two Native American frybread makers, representing all twenty-two tribes in Arizona, convene together under one roof to see who is the State’s best frybread maker. The film takes a larger then life turn in the final round as the four-finalist battle for pride, prize money and a trip to the National World Wide Frybread Association Championship in New York City. This is the hottest contest on earth, leaving audiences truly LOL and hungry for some fantastic frybread!

opening night pdf postcard

1pm Saturday, November 17th, 2012

YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP

Quechan Filmmaker, Dan Golding, teaches an introductory film workshop for youth and families.  In this program, participants will learn about the tools and know-how required to produce their own short film. 

Family Film Workshop pdf postcard

This event is RSVP only. Email contact@laskinsfest.com for details.

3pm Saturday, November 17th, 2012

STUDENT FILM PROGRAM

This program showcases film productions from Indigenous students and youth from around the world.  This program also features films from the 2012 Skins Film Workshop that took place this summer at the Torres Martinez Tribal TANF in Commerce, CA and at the Amazigh International Film Festival in Agadir, Morocco.

Student Film Program pdf postcard

5pm Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Amazigh Film Screenings

This is screening program is sponsored by the Amazigh International Film Festival in Agadir, Morocco.  The Amazigh people are the Indigenous tribe of North Africa.   Their homeland encompasses numerous countries including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia.  Much like the Native communities in the Western Hemisphere, they seek better treatment, education, health care and overall human rights.

 

7:30pm Saturday, November 17th, 2012

SMOKE TRADERS

SMOKE TRADERS takes a look at the controversy ignited by the Mohawk Nation’s involvement in the tobacco trade, raising issues of sovereignty, economic independence, and entrepreneurship versus illegal activity.

     For centuries, Europeans have run the North American tobacco trade; today the First Nations people are taking it back. But is the tobacco trade a road to independence or criminality for Native people? SMOKE TRADERS tells the story of the contraband

tobacco trade and the effect on individual lives and communities from a Native perspective. The multimillion-dollar cigarette industry that Mohawks have built has pulled their communities out of third world poverty, but the Canadian government is determined to shut the trade down. Are these traders criminals who must be stopped? Or are they a new breed of Native entrepreneur who deserve our support?

Film Program pdf postcard

Reception featuring Quese IMC pdf postcard

1pm Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Short Film Program

This is a selection of short films of all genres including comedy, drama and documentary.  These films are produced from several different regions throughout North American.

3pm Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Veterans Program

This is a selection of short films that investigate the military veteran experience and the effects on their communities. The films explore specific Native American tribes and their contribution to the United States military.

Veterans Program pdf postcard

5pm Sunday, November 18th, 2012

CLOSING NIGHT FILM & RECEPTION

THUNDER BEING NATION

11 years in the making this is a landmark, seminal feature documentary about Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the poorest, most oppressed place in the USA covering it’s story from the Lakota story of origin up to today.

Closing Night Film & Reception pdf postcard

RECEPTION HONORING CAHUILLA ELDER ANNE HAMILTON

    Anne Hamilton is the last fluent speaker of the Mountain Cahuilla dialect.  She has been working tirelessly to preserve her traditional dialect of Cahuilla.  For years, Anne has developed a language lesson plan and taught language classes throughout Southern California.  Currently, she is working with the Barcid Foundation to produce a digital archive of the Mountain Cahuilla dialect.

We will honor her hard work during our closing night reception.