• Itzcóatl
  • Mobilize
  • Less Lethal Festishes
  • Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine

what was always yours and never lost

Curated by Sky Hopinka

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This program begins with films by makers from different backgrounds, different countries, different homelands, and different nations. Each artist makes works that traverse a wide range of topics dealing directly and indirectly with Indigeneity: assertions of identity and presence in the face of—and regardless of—colonial history and outdated traditions of anthropology, ethnography, and representation. For me, they fit together so well because of how different they are and how they state and assert their individuality, their humor, their deliberations, and their love. I love and respect all of the filmmakers in this program, and they have all challenged and transformed the way that I look at the world and how I exist in it. They make space for poetry, for beauty, for movement between cosmological and visceral worlds, sometimes blurring the lines between both. They’ll teach you things you didn’t know you needed to learn; they claim what was always theirs and celebrate what was never lost.

— Sky Hopinka

Films in this Screening

Creatura Dada

Caroline Monnet, Canada, 2016

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  • Digital
  • 3 mins
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  • Caroline Monnet

Itzcóatl

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Mexico, 2016

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 5 mins
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  • Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

Less Lethal Fetishes

Thirza Cuthand, Canada, 2019

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 10 mins
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  • Thirza Cuthand

The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets

Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys, United States, 2017

Reflections on postmortem justice through the case of the “Kennewick Man.”

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  • Digital
  • 10 mins
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  • Adam Khalil
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  • Zack Khalil
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  • Jackson Polys

Just Dandy

Thirza Cuthand, Canada, 2013

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 8 mins
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  • Thirza Cuthand

Gephyrophobia

Caroline Monnet, Canada, 2012

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 2 mins
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  • Caroline Monnet

Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine
(Impresiones para una máquina de luz y sonido)

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Mexico, 2014

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  • Digital
  • 7 mins
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  • Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

Mobilize

Caroline Monnet, Canada, 2015

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  • Digital
  • 3 mins
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  • Caroline Monnet

The History of the Luiseño People

James Luna, United States, 1993

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  • Digital
  • 28 mins
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