Jonelle Whitmen
U of I Student

American Indian Film Festival 

Third Annual




March 30 - April 2, 2005














This film festival honors the University of Idaho Native American Student Association 

The American Indian Film Festival is under the direction of Jan Johnson, faculty member of the English Department and American Indian Studies Program.  

The Festival is sponsored by the American Indians Studies Program. With additional support and funding from the Presidentís Diversity Initiative Grant of the University of Idaho, and the Idaho Humanities Council



Horace Axtell








To view the:

 2003 Film Festival

2004 Film Festival











For more information, contact:

Prof. Janis (Jan) Johnson

English Department and American Indian Studies
University of Idaho Moscow, ID 83844-1102

(208) 885-6156 or (208) 743-1222

Graham Greene
from Skins


This festival will screen recent Indian written, directed and acted feature films. It intends to combat simplistic images of Indians in American cinema, and to celebrate Indians telling their own stories through the medium of film. The series hopes to educate a broad audience about American Indian life and artistic achievement, and to foster tolerance, intercultural understanding and human rights.



Wednesday March 30 at 7:00 pm :  With Hearts and Hands and Bells: The Story of the 'Sisters' Building on the Coeur dí Alene Indian Reservation (Documentary) (2003, 28 min.) Writer: Georgia Grady Johnson; Director and Producer: Michael Hayes 

Opening Night Ceremonies with Tribal Elder

Keynote Speakers: UI Professor of Education/Writer Georgia Johnson and WSU Professor/Director Michael Hays

Following the screening filmmakers Georgia Johnson and Michael Hayes, and several of the filmís narrators will discuss the film with the audience

Free of charge


Thursday March 31 at 7:00 pm : American Indian Graffiti (Feature Film) (2004, 102 min.) Co-Directors/Writers: Steven Judd (Choctaw) and Tvli Jacob (Choctaw/Kiowa)

 Following the screening there will be a panel discussion.   

Free of charge 


Friday April 1 at 7:00 pm : Moccasin Flats (a Short Dramatic Feature) (2002, 23 min.) Director: Randy Redroad (Cherokee), Chiefs (Documentary) (2002, 89 min.) Director: Daniel Junge, and 49? (2004, 6 min.) Director: Eric Frith  Writer: Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur díAlene) 

Note: Friday will feature an additional afternoon screening of these films for high school students. The films will also screen Friday evening.

Following the screenings there will be a panel discussion.   

Free of charge 


Saturday April 2 at 7:00 pm : It Starts with a Whisper (Live Short) (1993, 28 min.), Overweight with Crooked Teeth (Live Short) (1997, 5 min.), Honey Moccasin (Live Short) (1998, 47 min.), and The Shirt (Live Short) (2003, 6 min.)

The Experimental Films of Mohawk Filmmaker

Shelly Niro

Following the screenings there will be a panel discussion.   

Free of charge 

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All screenings are at the Kenworthy Theater in Moscow, Idaho

508 South Main at 7:00 pm

And all are Free and Open to the Public

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