Welcome to the 2011 Native American Film + Video Festival
The Native American Film + Video Festival, organized by the NMAI Film and Video Center, celebrates the creative energy of Native American directors, producers, writers, actors, musicians, cultural activists, and others who support their endeavors.
The 2011 festival brings together participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Suriname, and the U.S. For audiences it’s an unparalleled opportunity to see great new films and be part of conversations with creative people from indigenous communities across the hemisphere.
Guest selectors for the festival are Ana Rosa Duarte (Yucatec Maya), Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot'in), Terry Jones (Seneca), and Nancy Marie Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache), whose wide-ranging experiences and expertise were important in helping shape a rich and diverse program of nearly 100 shorts, features, and documentaries.
The 2011 festival’s special focus is on Native people and the environment, opening with the New York premiere of Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change by Atanaruat: The Fast Runner director Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit) and Ian Mauro, on Thursday evening at 7:00PM, followed on Friday afternoon with an international symposium and screenings on the topic of “Mother Earth in Crisis.”