Out of the Vault: Native American Reelism

September 12–November 14, 2019

Drawn from the BAMPFA collection, three programs of films by and about Native Americans explore geographical belonging and dislocation, political and social action, and questions of representation.

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  • Harold of Orange (screening with The Exiles)

  • The Exiles

  • Beyond Recognition

  • The Silent Enemy

  • Upcoming
  • Past
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Past Films

  • Beyond Recognition: Indigenous Activism

    • Thursday, November 14 7 PM

    This rousing collection of shorts profiles Native American activism in the Bay Area and beyond, taking on the struggles for land and fishing rights and critiquing colonialism and conquest.

    Introduction by Michelle Grace Steinberg; Corrina Gould, Margherita Ghetti, Sarah Whitt, and Hertha D. Sweet Wong in Conversation

  • The Silent Enemy: Representation of Native Americans

    • Thursday, October 17 7 PM

    How Native Americans see and are seen: The Silent Enemy, a melodrama made in collaboration with Native American actors recounting Ojibwe life before European colonization, is accompanied by shorts Ishi in Two Worlds, Geronimo Jones, and Report from Wounded Knee.

    Introduction by Michelle Raheja; Margherita Ghetti and Hertha D. Sweet Wong in Conversation

  • The Exiles: Urban Dis/location

    • Thursday, September 12 7 PM

    A semi-documentary film about American Indians living in L.A., The Exiles is “a wrenching document of cultural dislocation” (Thom Andersen). With two takes on the urban side of Native American experience, Why Did Gloria Die? and Harold of Orange.

    Margherita Ghetti, Sarah Whitt, and Hertha D. Sweet Wong in Conversation