[Filmfestivalresearch] First Peoples Worldwide / Indigenous Filmmakers / Social Change Film Festival

Saer Ba drsaerba1 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 10:42:54 CET 2012

 Dear All,

With apologies for cross-posting.

*"*The Social Change Film Festival encourages filmmakers to address global
social and environmental challenges in their work. The theme for this
year’s festival was *Water: Challenges and Solutions*.*"*

For more  information on this very useful Film Festival, see the press
release below.

All best wishes,

Saer Maty Ba

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> 2nd Annual Social Change Film Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana November
> 28-29!****
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> November 29, 2012
> Contact: Nick Pelosi, npelosi at firstpeoples.org, + (1) 899-540-6545
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> *Social Change Film Festival Recognizes Outstanding Indigenous Filmmakers*
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> *First Peoples Worldwide panel highlights the power of film for
> Indigenous communities*****
> At the 2nd annual Social Change Film Festival and Institute<http://mailchimp.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af81786f650f3d9a402f0309e&id=57f92c1686&e=d77c162347> in
> New Orleans, LA, First Peoples Worldwide (FPW)<http://mailchimp.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af81786f650f3d9a402f0309e&id=4ed35f4d01&e=d77c162347>organized a panel on “Traditional Storytelling Using Modern Technology.”
> The five-day festival brought together a global network of filmmakers
> addressing the need for social change through their work.  More than 40
> Indigenous filmmakers submitted films about cultural identity, the
> environment, youth suicide, drug abuse, and other issues. Two films were
> selected by FPW to be screened at the festival, “Cry Rock”<http://mailchimp.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af81786f650f3d9a402f0309e&id=eb5dd7ef1d&e=d77c162347>and “March
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> “Cry Rock” documents the struggle of the Nuxalk in British Columbia to
> maintain their language, culture, and identity in response to colonialism
> and the infringement of non-Indigenous culture.  It was the directorial
> debut of Banchi Hanuse (Nuxalk), a graduate of the University of British
> Columbia, and has won eight awards since its premier at National
> Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival in Washington, DC.
> “March Point” tells the story of three Swinomish boys awakening to the
> negative impacts of oil refineries on their communities in Washington
> State.  Tracy Rector (Seminole/Choctaw), the director, is co-founder of Longhouse
> Media<http://mailchimp.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=af81786f650f3d9a402f0309e&id=9285e567f3&e=d77c162347>,
> an organization that promotes artistic and community growth of young
> Indigenous filmmakers.
> “We watched well over 50 films made by Indigenous Filmmakers,” says Neva
> Morrison, Managing Director of First Peoples Worldwide and the moderator of
> the panel. “The stories they shared are amazing. I was moved to tears by
> some and others made me laugh, but all inspired me and because these
> stories were told, directed, and edited by Indigenous People in their own
> words it made them more powerful and accurate.  The two selected for
> screening at the Social Change Film Festival deserve every bit
> of recognition they are receiving today.”
> The Social Change Film Festival encourages filmmakers to address global
> social and environmental challenges in their work.  The theme for this
> year’s festival was *Water: Challenges and Solutions*.
> In addition to film screenings and panels, the festival included workshops
> and lectures from film industry professionals on all aspects of filmmaking,
> distribution, fundraising, and social change media. The festival also
> included a special panel and screening of selected youth films<http://mailchimp.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af81786f650f3d9a402f0309e&id=3a7bdde8f3&e=d77c162347> on
> water issues.
> Film will continue to be a powerful way for Indigenous communities to
> share their stories, giving them the opportunity to share their struggles,
> successes and—most importantly—their solutions for a better world. To learn
> more about the Social Change Film Festival & Institute, visit
> www.socialchangefilmfestival.org<http://mailchimp.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=af81786f650f3d9a402f0309e&id=b1a1006999&e=d77c162347>
> .
> *Notes to Editors:*
> For more information and to interview Neva Morrison, please contact Nick
> Pelosi at npelosi at firstpeoples.org.
> *About First Peoples Worldwide:*
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> 1997, First Peoples Worldwide is dedicated to strengthening Indigenous
> communities through the restoration of their authority and control over
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Dr Saer Maty Ba, PhD


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