Our First Screening for 2019: Saskatoon, Canada for Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Our 1st event in 2019! Pleased to announce we’ll screen in #Saskatoon, Canada, at one of Wanuskewin Heritage Park series of events in January.

“Power Lines: A Symposium on the Impact of the Woodland School of Art and the Work of Norval Morrisseau, who is called the grandfather of native art in Canada, was Anishinaabe.”

Keynote will be presented by Dr.Carmen Robertson, and other performers and presentations include Indigenous Poets Society, The Indian Group of Seven, and Madison Noon. The film screening will take place at PAVED Arts, 424 20th Street West Saskatoon.
https://www.pavedarts.ca/

Photos from their website.

Preview New #Documentary Film Project “ALMOST” on #Stereotypes of Heritage, Gender & Abilities

A new film project we’re working on, and the concept of “ALMOST”, of being judged “not enough” based on your heritage, gender, sexuality or cognitive/physical abilities. Due to the racist, toxic structures in society, such behaviors especially target and impact people of color. If you would like to be a part and share your experiences, you’re welcome to contact us.


ALMOST
Directed, produced and edited by Red Haircrow redhaircrow.com/
Animations by Neda Ahmadi vimeo.com/nedframe
Music by Johnny Clyde

Description:

“ALMOST normal.
ALMOST acceptable.
ALMOST indigenous.

Half, a quarter, a fraction, a piece.
Gender, sexuality, ethnicity,
cognitive or physical abilities.

Toxic beliefs, ableist and racist structures
in society continue to harm.
Some are embracing their differences
in order to heal, and they are connected.”

Our #Indigenous film series began Nov. 7th in #Berlin – Next Date the 20th!

We had a nice turn-out for the 1st evening in our #Indigenous film series focusing on female directors, in cooperation with Xart Splitta, which began Nov. 7th in #Berlin.

The next event is Nov.20th, where my short docu, ALMOST, on mixed indigenous experience is followed by the feature length film, “Out of State” by Ciara Lacey on indigenous #Hawaiian prisoners will be viewed by guests at xart splitta.

The guest speaker that evening is Manuel Ricardo Garcia, (Jicarilla Apache, Coahuiltecan & German) born in Munich with Family in Chihuahua Mexico. Manuel is a Trans*activist, Photoartist, two spirit & active in the #LGBTIQA Black & #POC community.

Please view our full schedule here.

15 November 2018 Lecture on “Identity. Intersectionality. Indigeneity” in Dresden

Public lecture in the context of the series of events by TU Dresden’s “Courage: knowledge, seeing, acting!” cultural programme: “What is racism? In which contexts does he appear? What can a university do against racism? The lectures and discussions with well-known experts help to recognize and understand racism.”

  • Identity. Intersectionality. Indigeneity
  • Referent: Red Haircrow
  • Moderation: wird noch bekannt gegeben
  • Sprache: Englisch

Synopsis: “Germany has no problem labeling and defining “Others”, such as its favorite stereotype the Native American Indian, but its own identity in this 21st century is more complex. “Identity”, whether as an individual or as a nation is growing more contentious, not only because of refugees and migration, but the increase in multi-ethnic families, some born or having lived here for generations.

Whether it is the normalization of racism in the mainstream or the behaviors and practices of modern colonialism present in government, schools and businesses, and daily on the streets, Germany is a microcosm of struggles facing western society. Misinformation, Eurocentric history and “politically correct” policies that did not reflect interracial reality for decades has created a perfect storm of self-victimization and self-interest.

The same mentality that ignores indigenous rights to self-representation are often those who also stereotype and gaslight GLBTIIQ people, the disabled or economically challenged, especially people of color just for desiring change and equality. This is intersecting oppression. What and who engineered these behaviors and practices, and for what purpose? And how and why must it change? These questions are each person’s responsibility to educate themselves upon, but the answers must be honest.”

#Free Screening on 14 November in #Dresden w/ TU Dresden’s #Courage2018 Cultural Program

On 14 November, we screen at the Kino im Kasten, in cooperation with TU Dresden. It’s a #free event that begins at 8pm. https://www.kino-im-kasten.de/film.html?id=429

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A part of the program Courage: SEE! Know, See, Act:
“As part of the cultural programme (#courage2018), attention is drawn to numerous events of cultural and educational institutions in Dresden, which deal with the topics of civil courage, integration and racism, but also with exclusion, affiliation and discrimination. These invite to change the own point of view. Thus, the events allow to experience different facets of Courage, for example at concerts, film screenings or exhibitions. In addition, the cultural programme invites you to become active yourself, for example in the context of discussions, interactive performances and encounters.” TU Dresden School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Archival #Audio Now Available – “Forget #Winnetou! How projections become reality” at the TRAFO Ideenkongress

Red Haircrow’s conversation on “Forget #Winnetou! How projections become reality” at the TRAFO – Modelle für Kultur im Wandel Ideenkongress in Halle (Saale) in September now available. http://audio-archive.com/#/talk/1872

Event: How to Speak of the Land. 168 narratives to a question

Keyword: Indigenous traditions

Recorded: Halle (Saale), September 19th 2018, 20.05, Table 11

Expert: Red Haircrow / Berlin

Interview on The Electric Sheep Film Review #RadioShow “Unspoken Cultures”

Shared from the Panel Borders website:

“In this month’s Electric Sheep Film Show, Alex Fitch looks at films which reveal aspects of culture that are rarely discussed or wilfully ignored by society. Steven Eastwood discusses his documentary The Island which shows the end of life experience of four people in a hospice on the Island of Wight, and Red Hairclow converses about his film Forget Winnetou! which explores the experience of Native Americans living in Germany, and screens at the Native Spirit Festival, London in October.

Also in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Luke Tedder talks about his film Precognition, a ‘Black Mirror’ style thriller which imagines a scenario where people avoid experience of the world they live in via augmented reality, originally crowdfunded as the movie App for Life.

Please note: the interview with Steven Eastwood includes discussion of the filming of the death of one of his subjects on screen, so may not be suitable for all listeners.

First Aired: 5.30pm Wednesday 19th September 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 25th September, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com.
(Link) LISTEN NOW Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com.

UK Premiere Event for “Forget Winnetou!” at Native Spirit #FilmFestival in #London, Oct.17th


A sincere thanks to everyone in London who joined us at the UK premiere of our #documentary Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way at the Native Spirit Festival on Wed. Oct.17th! Great thanks to the festival’s director and volunteers who organized and helped everything go. There are still more events to come in their programming, so check out their list of films & guest speakers here: http://www.nativespiritfoundation.org/12th-native-spirit-film-festival-11-21-october-2018/.

In photo from L. to R.: Natasha John, (animation), Red Haircrow (director), Manuel Ricardo Garcia Ftm (activist), Viveka Frost (photographer/videographer), whose our docu-short Reclamation-Documentary followed our film, and her husband and our composer, Johnny Clyde, with their daughter Wednesday.

All photos by Native Spirit.