The Healing Journey on the Andreafsky River in Alaska

Multinesia is honored to be screening We Live by the River at the 2010 National Geographic All Roads Film Festival in Washington D.C. on October 3rd.

The National Geographic All Roads Film Project supports and showcases breakthrough film and photography from indigenous and underrepresented minority cultures around the globe.

This year’s program includes:

  • Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton’s acclaimed drama about love in an Australian aboriginal community; winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes
  • Oscar nominee Taika Waititi’s Boy, a coming-of-age drama set in a rural Maori community in the 1980s; winner at Sundance and Berlin
  • Canadian director Neil Diamond’s  Reel Injun, deconstructing Hollywood stereotypes of Native Americans
  • Desert Flower, biography of supermodel turned human rights activist Waris Dirie
  • CBQM, portrait of a native radio station in the Arctic.

We Live by the River screens with three short films:

  • The Forgotten Place —An engaging set of visual images creates a metaphor for the cycle of life.
  • Tribal Journeys of the Pacific Northwest —An amazing annual gathering that honors the ancestral modes of travel and commerce culminates in powerful song and ceremony.
  • The Cave —A woman accidentally travels to a mystical, fantasy otherworld.

This year’s event features a special tribute to pioneering Maori filmmaker Merata Mita, a founding All Roads advisor, who passed away this year.

We Live by the River
National Geographic All Roads Film Festival
3:30 pm
Sat 3 Oct
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036