20TH EDITION OF THE NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Its virtual programming highlights new and popular classic films from November 18 to 27, including a total of 64 films representing 49 indigenous nations in 12 different countries: United States, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Guatemala, Finland , Ecuador, Norway, Peru, Argentina, Australia and Belize.
Genres include documentaries, music videos, children's short films, movies in indigenous languages, and more. With the exception of three movies, the movies will be available to watch around the world. Most of them available for five days.
"The films provide insight into the complexity, beauty, and many nuances of indigenous life," said Wes Studi, an Academy Award-winning Cherokee actor, of the festival. “It is not a coincidence that indigenous peoples are using their talents to create films that examine social justice in the world we live in today. Now that we are at a time in contemporary life in which obsolete notions and ways of doing things are being questioned, it is more important than ever to listen to our indigenous stories and consider the perspectives they bring to these issues.”
Along with indigenous peoples and their allies, The National Museum of the American Indian encourages a shared human experience that is enriched by a deeper understanding of native groups. A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.