Gitz Crazyboy (Denesuthine and Siksikaitsitapi) &
Tito Ybarra (Anishinaabe and Mexican) • 2021 • Canada/ USA • English
Comedians and activists Gitz Crazyboy and Tito Ybarra pose as a indigenous energy company sharing plans to reroute Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through the wealthy white suburbs of Duluth, MN, to more fairly share the risks oil pipelines bring to indigenous lands—with shocking and hilarious results.
Egil Pedersen (Sami) • 12m • 2021 • Norway • Eng. Subs
Three Sami men travel to the capital of Norway. One of them is wearing gákti, the Sami traditional costume, to attract Norwegian women. The second one believes it unethical to do this, and the third is bitter that he doesn't attract women when he wears the gákti. Koftepolitiet is a Sami short film told with humour and political sting. It is an identity satire about how people, both the Sámi and the majority population, consciously and unconsciously define what is the right way to be Sami.
Sara Margrethe Oskal • 5m • 2020 • Norway • Sami w. Eng subs
This hilarious short film Covid side effects shows how pandemic and physical distancing times can be helpful when trying to break up with a partner with whom one hasn't had strong passionate feelings in long time.
Alexa “Rahe-wanitanama” Wynter (Yamaye, Taíno, Maroon) • 9m • 2022 • USA
Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.
Elvert Bañares - Director • Jesus Insilada -Writer & Producer (Panay Bukidnon) • 9m • 2022 • Philippines
Amang Baoy, an old man from the Panay Bukidnon Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines, and his youngest son, Rohan, sit quietly in a bonfire under the full moon one evening when the latter looked very sad, prompting the father to chant a portion of the Suguidanon Epic of the Panay Bukidnon of Western Visayas (region in the Philippines).
Gitz Crazyboy is a Denesuthine and Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) activist and youth worker who de-colonizes indigenous studies and teaches the history of Canada’s indigenous population. Working on reservations in rural areas and in cities, he educates on the destructive nature of the development of the Tar Sands. He is an author ("The Secret of the Stars"), an actor (credits include the Darren Aronofsky film "Mother!") and an impresario (he hosted an episode of VICE’s "Rise," and played both himself and a comic fictional character in "The Yes Men Are Revolting").
Tito Ybarra is an Anishinaabe and Mexican comedian, pow-wow singer, actor and activist. He is well known in Indian Country for his stand-up, and he has appeared in the TV series "United Shades of America," the film "Injunuity," and he played both himself and a comic fictional character in "The Yes Men Are Revolting." He has also been featured on Funny or Die, and has worked with legendary Native sketch comedy troupe the 1491s.
Egil Pedersen is a Sami director that grew up in a small village far up north in Norway. He made his first films, Lego and clay animation, as an early teen with his father’s Super 8 film camera. He graduated from The Norwegian Film School in 2002. Since then he has been developing different unique ways of eye-catching storytelling using absurd humour, disturbing moods, visual effects, majestic images and is always on the lookout for the next twisted idea.
Sara Margrethe Oska is a director and screenwriter has an MA in acting from the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland, and holds a PhD degree in performing arts from Oslo National Academy of Arts. She is now developing her feature film script «The flame keepers»
Alexa “Rahe-wanitanama” Wynter is an Indigenous-Caribbean artist-filmmaker, of mixed Yamaye Taíno and Maroon descent. Affiliation: Yukayeke Yamaye Guani (Taíno tribe of the Jamaican Hummingbird).
Wynter’s work reflects on connections to ethnocentrism, speculative fiction and resurgence. Shown at Tribeca Film Center, Anthology Film Archives, DCTV and, in 2022, at the Smithsonian.
Recently, she studied at SVA (MPS Directing, 2021), and has worked in visual communication for the last 8 years commercially and within educational settings, including with Lane Crawford, Hugo Boss, L’Oreal, Mara Hoffman, Isa Boulder, Officine Generale, O2 Monde, Claudia Li, and Collina Strada.
Elvert Bañares is a film director, producer and multidisciplinary artist who shoots his films independently, acting as his own cinematographer, editor and production designer. His latest film "Sa Paglupad Ka Banog" is the first film in Philippine history to have been given consent by the Panay Bukidnon Elders to do a cinematic translation of portions of the indigenous Sugidanon Epics.
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