Rising Voices

Watch film Buy Now Film Festival Oct. 24–30, 2022 Synopsis Rising Voices / Hotȟaŋiŋpi is a one-hour documentary film about how languages die – and how speaking them again can spark cultural and community restoration. The film focuses on the Lakota (often called “Sioux”) language and culture, the history that forced the language towards near […]

Chasing Voices

Watch film Film Festival Oct. 24–30, 2022 Synopsis American linguist and ethnologist John Peabody Harrington amassed well over one million pages of notes on over 100 different Native American languages during his 50-year career. Descendants of these lost speakers are now reviving their languages thanks to Harrington and the tribal elders who trusted him enough […]

Keep Talking

Watch film Buy Now Film Festival Oct. 24–30, 2022 Synopsis Four Alaska Native women fight to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language spoken by less than 40 Elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak Island for language immersion camp. Once there, Sadie, a troubled teen, is inspired to learn the language and dances of […]

Sister Wolves

Watch film Film Festival Oct. 10–16, 2022 Synopsis SISTER WOLVES is an 80’s nostalgia throwback animation about the fragility of love, jealousy, and consequences. The story is based on oral history from the San Poil region of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Genre: Animated, Short Theme: Youth Ben-Alex Dupris Director/Producer Ben-Alex Dupris is an enrolled member […]

Injunuity

Watch film Buy Now Film Festival Oct. 10 – Nov. 13, 2022 Synopsis Injunuity Injunuity is an eye-popping, mind-jolting mix of animation, music and real voices collected from interviews with Native Americans across the country to create a distinct view of modern America from a uniquely contemporary Native American perspective. Every word spoken is verbatim; […]