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Film Screenings:

Bennie Klain (Navajo), Director. Film Screening & Discussion Bennie Klain

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
6:00p-9:30p
Lowe Auditorium- Black Family Visual Arts Center

Agenda
Opening Remarks
Film Screenings
Audience Question & Answer
English with English Subtitles

Weaving Worlds (2008)

Duration 58:00 mins
Navajo & English with English Subtitles

WEAVING WORLDS highlights the untold stories of the personalities and characters involved in the making and selling of Navajo rugs. The film presents a compelling and intimate portrait of economic and cultural survival through the art of weaving in the face of increased globalization. Director BENNIE KLAIN has a keen and compassionate eye, and he allows viewers into the world of indigenous artists and their struggle to maintain pride and cultural vitality through creating their textiles and "reweaving the world." The result is a poignant digital portrait of Navajo artisans and their unique—and often controversial—relationship with white Reservation traders. (Source: www.tricksterfilms.com/Weaving_Worlds.html)

Columbus Day Legacy (2007)


Duration: 24 Mins
Columbus Day Legacy explores tensions and contradictions between Native and Italian‐American participants in the ongoing Columbus Day parade controversy in Denver, Colorado. This very personal yet public conflict is visualized through hard questions about the freedom of speech, the interpretation of history and what it means to be an "American." (Source: http://www.nativetelecom.org/films/columbus-day-legacy)

Share the Wealth (2006)


Duration: 8 min.
Share the Wealth situates a homeless Native American woman on a busy city street. Thanks to the new "homeless tax" incurred by the government, she must raise the dollar she now owes. The film creates an absurd, highly stylized environment where nothing is out of the ordinary and sets one woman's personal transformation against the backdrop of everyday chaos and uncertainty.
(Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902329/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl)

Notable Awards & Recognitions (Weaving Worlds):
US Broadcast Premiere on American Public Television (APT), November 2008
Premiered at 2007 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival
Nominee - Best Documentary Feature, 2008 Native American Film Festival, San Francisco
Official Selection - 2009 Native American Film + Video Festival, NYC
Winner - Award of Commendation, American Anthropological Association (2008)
Winner - Deuxieme Prix Rigoberta Menchu, 2007 Montreal First Peoples Festival
Nominee - Best Documentary Feature, 2007 ImagineNative Film Festival, Toronto
Official Selection - 2007 Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcase, Sante Fe
Winner - Platinum Remi Award, WorldFest Houston (2007)
Work-in-Progress screening at 2006 Independent Film Project (IFP) Market, NYC

Notable Awards & Recognitions (Weaving Worlds):

US Broadcast Premiere on American Public Television (APT), November 2008
Premiered at 2007 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival
Nominee - Best Documentary Feature, 2008 Native American Film Festival, San Francisco
Official Selection - 2009 Native American Film + Video Festival, NYC
Winner - Award of Commendation, American Anthropological Association (2008)
Winner - Deuxieme Prix Rigoberta Menchu, 2007 Montreal First Peoples Festival
Nominee - Best Documentary Feature, 2007 ImagineNative Film Festival, Toronto
Official Selection - 2007 Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcase, Sante Fe
Winner - Platinum Remi Award, WorldFest Houston (2007)
Work-in-Progress screening at 2006 Independent Film Project (IFP) Market, NYC

 

 

Last Updated: 11/3/14