Lapwai Students, from Doing It?
This film festival honors the University
Native American Student Association
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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)
To view the:
2003 Film Festival
2004 Film Festival
2005 Film Festival
The American Indian Film Festival is under the direction of Jan Johnson,
faculty member of the English Department and American Indian Studies Program.
The films selected for this year's 2006 Festival bring to light national and local
issues and concerns, including dam removal, young tribe members struggle with pop-culture and
American Indian leadership representation.
This festival screens 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
Wednesday March 29 at 7:00 pm :
Opening Night Ceremonial,
Movie and Dialogue
- Opening Prayer
offered by Horace Axtell (Nez
Miles (Chairwoman, Nez Perce Tribal Executive
Committee). Ms. Miles is the first female elected chairman in the
Woman-Winona LaDuke. In this relaxed and intimate
portrait, Winona LaDuke--a leading figure in the struggle for Native
American land rights and sovereignty, environmentalist, anti-nuclear
activist, vice-presidential candidate, novelist and mother--is
filmed at home on the White Earth Reservation and on the road.
(2003, 70 min.)
- Panel Dialogue:
Rebecca Miles; Marjorie Zarate, Director of
Education, Coeur d’ Alene Tribe; and Meredith Moffett (Nez Perce), political activist/organizer.
Thursday March 30 at 7:00 pm :
Forgive You (a music video)
Surviving Lewis & Clark: The
In this abstinence education documentary, three Nez Perce high
school students who are influenced by the images and messages they
see on T.V. want to find out if everyone is “Dong It”? They go
around town and the reservation asking questions of the people they
encounter. The documentary was filmed in Lapwai, ID in March, 2005.
Norris-Guerrero; Antonio Smith (Nez Perce), editor.
Produced by Nez Perce Tribe Students for Success Program.
(2005; 30 min.)
- I Forgive You.
A music video sung by Emcee
One (Emceeone.com), a native Christian rapper.
The video is about
learning to forgive those who have hurt you. The children who star in the video are Coeur d' Alene.
Produced by LoVina
Louie (Colville/Coeur d' Alene), and edited by Kimberly Norris Guerrero.
(2006; 5 min.)
Lewis and Clark: The Nimíipuu Story
This tribally made documentary
focuses on the contributions of the Nez Perce people to the Lewis
and Clark Expedition and highlights the major events that have
contributed to some of the social and economic difficulties in
today’s Nez Perce homeland.
(Nez Perce), Editor:
(2006; 30 min.)
(Nez Perce), Nez Perce Tribe Students for Success Program, Antonio
Smith (Nez Perce), High Praise Productions, Annie
Kane (Nez Perce), Chelsey
Leighton (Nez Perce), Phillip
Weaskus (Nez Perce), Lapwai High School Students
Lewis and Clark: The Nimiipuu Story
Angel McFarland-Sobotta (Nez
Perce) and Dan Kane (Nez Perce)
31 at 7:00 pm :
the Last Frontier
the Last Frontier. This documentary chronicles the Elwha Klallam Tribe’s
struggle to survive in the midst of hydroelectric development in
. For the Elwha Klallam and for the people of the town of
Port Angeles, dam removal provides opportunities for cultural reconciliation
and economic renewal. (2002, 57 min.)
Producer, Robert Lundahl, Narrator, Gary Farmer (Cayuga)
film explores the controversy surrounding the recently proposed ski
resort expansion and snowmaking with wastewater on the San
Francisco Peaks as Native American tribal officials and spiritual
leaders, Forest Service officials, and concerned citizens discuss
the issues: sacred lands protection, public health concerns
associated with groundbreaking studies on wastewater, economic
misconceptions, threats to the environment, global warming and a
small community caught in the conflict. (2005 56 min.)
Dir: Klee Benally (Navajo). Produced by the Indigenous
Perce) UI student, Fish and Wildlife Resources, James
(Nez Perce) UI student, Environmental Science, Member, Nez Perce
Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission; Joseph
Perce) UI Masters degree candidate, College of Natural Resources,
Secretary/Treasurer, Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission;
Aaron K. Penney,
Hatchery Supervisor I, Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery, Nez Perce Tribe
Dept. of Fisheries Resources Management
Saturday April 1 at 7:00 pm :
– the Movie
a presentation by legendary American Indian Movement activist/actor John Trudell
a poster (PDF)
All screenings are at the Kenworthy Theater in Moscow,
508 South Main at 7:00 pm
And all are Free and Open to the Public
The Festival is sponsored by the American Indians Studies Program.
With additional support and funding from the President’s
Diversity Initiative Grant of the University of Idaho, and the Idaho Humanities Council