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INDIGENOUS NOW!

FREE/PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.

What happens when outside military forces impose borders on your ancestral homelands? What becomes of Indigenous wisdom, when colonization attempts to decenter Indigeneity for their dominant narrative? From the voyagers of Hawai‘i to Nusa Ina, to the coast of Chumash Indian homelands these documentaries explore journeys committed to keeping their ancestral legacy alive. They are the original storytellers of their lands, we are grateful to be able to share their continued stories today.

In this program


HŌKŪELʻA: FINDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE NAVIGATOR

Directed by Ty Sanga

Renowned navigator Nainoa Thompson and Wade Davis examine the mysteries of traditional wayfinding.

NUSA INA

Directed by Anne Jan Sijbrandij

More than 60 years after their refuge to the Netherlands, Loey Tamaëla and his family are still hoping to one day return to a free Moluccas.

SPEAKING WITH THE ANCESTORS

Directed by Richard E. Haywood

Deborah Sanchez’s journey to revive the Šmuwič language of her Coastal Chumash tribe through teaching and song. 

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