Sun Jun 11 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Vidiots Eagle Theatre | Los Angeles, CA
About this Event
Note: This event takes place at the Vidiots Eagle Theatre.
In person: Q&A with filmmaker Zack Khalil.
Unabashedly confrontational and anti-colonial, this shorts program examines institutional policies and scientific imperialism that have shaped the Indigenous American experience. Weaving narratives of human/land interrelationships and pairing striking cinematography with a reclamation of archival footage, filmmakers create stories of both introspection and resistance. These films embody the critical psyche of the colonized, while demanding accountability of the colonizer—all while maintaining a defiant resilience grounded in place-based identity.
A land-based performative action that examines extraction and explores the ethos of Indigenous futurism.
DCP, color, 3 min. Director: Cannupa Hanska Luger.
A musical composition where the instruments played are firearms. Here, tools of violence are transformed into mechanisms for musical resistance. DCP, color, 4 min. Director: Raven Chacon.
Culture Capture: Crimes Against Reality
Images of Indians are juxtaposed with those of monuments, deconstructing the meaning behind capturing and controlling Indigenous likeness.
DCP, color, 9 min. Director: New Red Order featuring Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys, Driftnote.
Pahá kiŋ lená wakháŋ
A non-linear conceptual journey of space, time and historical Indigenous movements.
DCP, color, 9 min. Director: Kite.
Faces, Displays, and Other Imaginary Things
The relationship between Indigenous land and Indigenous labor is examined on a drive through the Pacific Northwest.
DCP, color, 10 min. Director: Woodrow Hunt.
A clash of image, sound, artificial intelligence and narration that exposes danger, denial and illusions. And aliens.
DCP, color, 11 min. Director: Kite, Devin Ronneberg.
From Sea to See
A meditation on the legacy of Manifest Destiny and the greed of taking what cannot belong to anyone.
DCP, color, 8 min. Director: Eve-Lauryn LaFountain.
Out of Nothing
Weaving scientific exploration with the origin stories of the Shinnecock Nation, this short documentary questions origins and looks at the fascination of wanting to know where we came from.
DCP, color, 15 min. Director: Janna Kyllästinen, Alexandra Lazarowich.
Vidiots Foundation is dedicated to inspiring human interaction around film and media through preserving, growing and providing access to its diverse DVD, Blu-ray and rare VHS collection, and producing memorable and affordable screening events and vital education programs for all. Vidiots is reopening in June 2023 at the historic Eagle Theatre in Northeast Los Angeles. Visit their website.
Where is it happening?Vidiots Eagle Theatre, 4884 Eagle Rock Boulevard, Los Angeles, United States
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