Native Women in Film Film Festival

Native Women in Film Film Festival

Native Women in Film Film Festival

Winona LaDuke

Director Keri Pickett

WE ARE DELIBERATE and WE ARE NOT AFRAID RED NATION FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 ALL DOC LINE UP FOR NATIVE WOMEN IN FILM

The two day festival in association with Honest Engine Films and supported by Red Nation Celebration Institute® will provide 10 female filmmakers, musicians, and actors with an open door for their voices to be heard in Hollywood.

First Daughter and the Black Snake Official Selection Native Women in Film Festival 2017

Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, and Director Keri Pickett attend the Native Women in Film Premiere of First Daughter and the Black Snake in Santa Monica, CA. 

Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, at Native Women in Film. Photo by Keri Pickett.

Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, and Joanelle Romero, founder of Native Women in Film. Photo by Keri Pickett.

Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth. Photo by Keri Pickett.

Women of Native Women in Film 2017.

Women of Native Women in Film 2017.

Women and men of Native Women in Film 2017.

My friends came to see me at Women of Native Women in Film 2017.

My college roommate Marilynn Quamm and I at Women of Native Women in Film 2017.

My first roommate in New York City, Karen Einstein and I at Women of Native Women in Film 2017.

Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, Joanelle Romero and I at Women of Native Women in Film 2017.

Women of Native Women in Film 2017.

Women of Native Women in Film 2017.

LOS ANGELES CA – February 7, 2017 – Today Red Nation Film Festival™ announces all doc line up for Native Women in FILM™ *festival*, February 22 & 23 @ Laemmle Monica Film Center & Red Box Theatre. Festival includes: six screenings, Native Women Write Conversation Series (Panel), Social gathering ‘Hollywood & Native Women Rise,’ plus Red is Green carpet gala.

“In this time, more than any other I can remember… the voices of native women must be heard… our faces seen. And our messages shared. I am honored to join the Native Women in Film {Film Festival} as we work together and make our destiny,”  states Winona LaDuke, An environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development.

Native Women in FILM, is the only film festival focused solely on Native Women writers, directors, producers, actors, activists. With a national call on Standing Rock, climate change at our door-step and media black-out, we must stand firm in our truth, in being inclusive of our stories.

“Its been 24 years since Native actresses have been cast on episodic television. Not in your lifetime will you see a native american actress in lead role on episodic TV, this was told to me by the head of diversity at a major network. In regards to film, Native women are not usually represented nor written in the narrative in studio films, as leading women, and when done its in the 1800’s keeping us in the past. There was a 23 year wait between ‘Dances with Wolfs’ and ‘The Revenant’, Native Women in FILM has brought national attention to this issue and will continue too until we see a change in our industry,” states Joanelle Romero A media proprietor, an acclaimed actress in film and television, Award winning director, producer, recording artist, singer/songwriter, entrepreneur, humanitarian. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences member and founder of Native Women in FILM.

SCREENINGS & INSIDE THE FESTIVAL include:

Los Angeles Premieres

* First Daughter and the Black Snake. Director Keri Pickett

* Colonization Road. Director Michelle St John

* Portraits From Standing Rock. Director Tracy Rector

* Standing Rock: A New Nation. Director Daniela Riojas

Award-Winning Shorts

* End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock Director Shannon Kring

* American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still Be Indian. Director Joanelle Romero

INSIDE THE FESTIVAL

* Native Women Write Conversation Series

 

 

Learn More at the Native Women in Film website >

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