Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Save Dates: Native Cali Film Fest & Free Concert DEC. 9/14


Date: Nov 21, 2007 12:25 AM
Subject: Save Dates: Native Cali Film Fest & Free Concert DEC. 9/14

SNAG Magazine presents..
.Native California Film Fest

Sunday, Dec. 9
Matinee: 12-2 p.m.
Roxie Cinema
3117 16th St., San Francisco
$8 admission

Directors and activists will be present to discuss films and
issues afterwards. All funds raised will go to help SNAG
Magazine publish its next issue: Women & Mother Earth.

Gold Greed & Genocide / Documentary / 28 min. / Dir.
Pratap Chatterjee

Details the devastation to California tribes and the
land. The Gold Rush of 1849 led to the termination of
119,000 Native Americans in California. The gold
miners dug up 12 billion tons of earth and released
7,600 tons of mercury into local rivers and lakes.

Ceremony Comes Home / Documentary / 22 min. / Dir.
Will Boolittle

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe is fighting the U.S. Forest
Service for access to one of their sacred sites along
the McCloud River, south of Mount Shasta. The film
shows a ceremony along the river honoring “coming of
age” for young women that sets the tribe’s foundation
of existence.

Shellmound / Documentary / 21 min. / Dir. Andres

Today, Bay Street in Emeryville is a shopping bonanza.
The Emeryville mall replaced a decrepit paint factory
that had leaked toxic waste into the Bay. Before that,
the site was home to the Muwekma Ohlone, whose
ancestors remain buried beneath the mall, under a
layer of concrete.

With the Strength of Our Ancestors / Documentary / 44
min. / Dir: Kent Russell

Shows the beliefs, customs, suffering and survival of
three tribes of Northern California – the Wintu, Pit
River, and Yana tribes – and their success through
giving back to their land, people and the community at
large through profits from their Win-River Casino.



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