“Native Activism: Past to Present” at the Loft

REBEL-MUSIC-RND 5-B

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 1:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT CINEMA/ASM/TRIBAL MEMBERS AND UA/PCC STUDENTS: $10

At the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES OR GROUPONS FOR THIS SCREENING

“Presented by Native Eyes Film Showcase. Enjoy screenings of two films, Q&A’s with activists and live music! The Nations Creations Food Truck will be here from Noon – 6pm.

 1:00 PM Screening:

The Activist

Featuring a post-film Q & A with Della Warrior (Comanche, former American Indian Youth Council member) and Selso Villegas (Tohono O’odham, former AIM member)

The gripping feature film The Activist follows the story of Marvin Brown and Bud Ward, the cousin of Marvin’s late wife, as they are picked up by police officers and kept in dingy prison cells while American Indians fight for freedom at Wounded Knee. After a visit from lawyer Claire Chapman, the two suspect that their detention has less to do with their previous arrest records and more to do with a nationwide government conspiracy.   Starring Michael Spears, Chadwick Brown and Tonantzon Carmelo, The Activist is a high-stakes thriller that offers a compelling look at the events of Wounded Knee, the motivations behind the American Indian Movement and the struggle for hope during times of paranoia and wire-tapping. (Dir. by Cyril Morin, 2014, France/USA, in English, 90 mins., Not Rated)

3:15 PM Screening:

Rebel Music: Native America 7th Generation Rises

Featuring a post-film panel discussion moderated by Della Warrior with Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota hip hop artist/activist), and Naelyn Pike (San Carlos Apache/activist)

Meet young Native Americans who are taking a stand with music, art and social media. In this episode of the MTV series Rebel Music, Frank Waln powerfully crusades for the environment; pop singer Inez Jasper empowers and speaks out for women; and Nataanii Means and Mike Cliff step in to help lift up and inspire youth on the reservation and through Native Lives Matter.  (Dir. by Eric Becker, Valerie Bishoff, Chandler Kauffman, Billy Luther and Andrew Ross Rowe, 2015, USA, 31 mins., Not Rated)

PLUS THE SHORT FILM:   Apache Stronghold – Spirit of Justice (2015, USA, 3 mins., Not Rated)

4:30 PM

Live music from award-winning Sicangu Lakota hip hop artist and activist, Frank Waln!

Support provided by Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, University of Arizona Native People’s Technical Assistance Office, Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School, and Stu Williams UA Alumnus 2003.”

 

 

 

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