Experience shorts made by Native youth of all genres that foster a positive understanding of Indigenous culture and values. The program features works from the Native Youth Arts Collective (Little Earth, Minneapolis) and Sacred Sunset Productions (Wind River Reservation, Wyoming). In addition, see digital media art made by students from Leech Lake Nation, Nett Lake Village, and Bois Forte Nation created with In Progress, St. Paul, a non-profit arts organization that supports youth from tribal nations as they weave together history and culture through digital media and writing. Finally, enjoy music videos created through N’we Jinan, a Quebec-based music initiative that brings a mobile recording studio and a video production team into schools and youth centers across First Nation and Native American communities to offer youth the chance to create original songs and music videos.
This program is part of INDIgenesis: GEN2, a four-week film series screening in the Walker Cinema where Native/Indigenous filmmakers look to the past, present, and future to convey truths about our history to reconnect with Indigenous languages, land, and ways of life.
Indigenous Youth Films will screen in the Walker’s 60-seat Bentson Mediatheque during Target Free Thursday Night on February 28 from 5 pm to 9 pm and on March 2 from 10 am–3 pm during Free First Saturday: Kids’ Film Fair.