2019 has been extremely challenging, succinctly put. Endeavoring to finish up my next documentary by the end of this year, a shorter work titled, “ALMOST” on reality, identity and Indigeneity, and the effects of stigma and prejudice. But before that, I have a couple of more screenings scheduled.
On this Thursday, 21 November, in cooperation with Xart Splitta, there’ll be a screening of “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way”, followed by a discussion with Filipina-German PhD candidate, activist and academic, Karin Louise Hermes.
On 4 December, I’m looking forward to the event being organized by Lada Suomenrinne, a Northen Samí filmmaker and photographer.
Unseen unheard is a selection of films about the indigenous perspective and experience curated by the young Sámi filmmaker and photographer Lada Suomenrinne.
The films by indigenous filmmakers from Norway, Finland and the USA deal with contemporary issues of the First Nations like the fight for land rights and against industrial destruction, decolonization and cultural appropriation. The screening will start at 19H in ACUD STUDIO and will followed by Q&A with Berlin based filmmaker Red Haircrow.
List of filmmakers:
Sunna Nousuniemi- Dissociate (Sámi)
Sky Hopinka- Dislocation Blues (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga)
Elle Márjá Eira & Mai-Lis Eira – The Sámi has rights (Sámi)
Blackhorse Lowe- Shimasani (Navajo)
Red Haircrow- Forget Winnetou! Loving in the wrong way (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee)