FMFF Fall Showcase:, Native American Heritage Month

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival and The Orpheum Presents:

FMFF Fall Showcase:

Native American Heritage Month

Thursday, November 29 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm


This event is all ages

FMFF Fall Showcase:
FMFF Fall Showcase:
In order to celebrate Native American Heritage Month we are curating our final FMFF and Orpheum Showcase of 2018.

Presented by Colleen Cooley, join us for a host of the best in Indigenous film and rising stars in the world of Indigenous film.

Film lineup includes:

Protect (7 mins) by Deidra & Jake with Paper Rocket Productions

In July 2016, Indigenous and other community organizers and advocates caravanned across the United States to gather stories from Indigenous communities at the forefront of work for a just transition from toxic to clean energy. Participants of all ages traveled thousands of miles to learn from front-line struggles to protect lands, air, waters, and health. This film is a living document of their journey.
The filmmakers will be here!!!!

Shásh Jaa': Bears Ears (26 mins) by Angelo Baca (Hopi/Diné)

Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) is a proposed 1.9 million acres of Utah wilderness considered sacred lands to the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (Navajo, Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Hopi, Zuni) coming together to protect this pristine area from natural resource extraction and make this area a designated National Monument in collaborative management partnership with tribes. The film follows Angelo Baca, the director, with his traditional Navajo grandmother Helen Yellowman, and the Coalition's efforts to convince the Obama administration to designate Bears Ears a National Monument in partnership with these tribes.

Mud (Hashtł'ishnii) (10 mins) by Shaandiin Tome (Diné)

Mud is a short film about a women's craving for a connection with her son, which is hindered by alcoholism.

The 6th World (15 mins) by Nanobah Becker

Navajo Astronaut Tazbah Redhouse is a pilot on the first spaceship sent to colonize Mars. But a mysterious dream the night before her departure indicates there may be more to her mission than she understands.

Jackrabbit (15 mins) by Jesse Littlebird

Jackrabbit is a short film drama about an Indigenous boy who questions who he is growing up isolated from any sense of community. Through his instinctive running and a deepening relationship with his uncle, the boy begins to discover his cultural identity through his lineage.

We will also be giving our Indigenous youth a platform and will be screening a selection of "works in progress' made by students of Kinlani Dormitory under the direction of filmmaker Oakley Anderson-Moore

We will also be hosting various nonprofits, activists and initiatives on the night!!