Category: FESTIVALS


Lake Laberge, Yukon Territory, Canada

We Live By The River is an official selection of the 2010 National Geographic All Roads Film Festival.

The All Roads Film Project is a National Geographic program dedicated to providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers around the world to showcase their works to promote knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader, global audience.

The film documents the birth and growth of a grassroots environmental justice movement in the Yukon River watershed in Canada and Alaska, where 70+  indigenous governments formed an international treaty to protect and preserve their homelands for future generations.

We Live By The River
National Geographic All Roads Film Festival
Washington DC
Sept 28 – Oct 3

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The Healing Journey begins at Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada.

We Live By The River wins a Denali Award at the 2010 Alaska International Film Festival.

The film documents the birth and growth of a grassroots tribal environmental justice movement in the Yukon River basin in Alaska and Canada. The project was shot over more than a decade from 1997 to 2009. The film is directed by Karin Williams, shot by Diana Wilmar and narrated by Princess Lucaj.

The Alaska International Film Festival is an independent film competition that aims to recognize the best and brightest new work in international cinema and highlight Alaska’s important role in the international film community.

Healing Journey on the Andreafsky River, Alaska

We Live By The River premiers at DocuWest film festival in Golden, Colorado on June 26.

The film documents the birth and growth of a powerful grassroots tribal environmental justice movement in the northern wilderness of Canada and Alaska, shot over more than a decade.

When their wildlife, waters and lands were contaminated by military, mining and municipal waste, indigenous nations of the Yukon River basin joined forces to protect and heal their watershed. Exercising stewardship over their own lands, they proved that even tiny, remote communities can work together to create fundamental change.

DocuWest explores the world of people, politics, societies, history and ourselves through the lens of filmmakers from around the globe. The second annual event takes place in Golden, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Karin Williams produced and directed, with narration by Princess Lucaj (Gwich’in Athabascan).

WE LIVE BY THE RIVER
DocuWest
3pm Sat June 26
Golden Hotel
800 11th Street Golden CO 80401
303-279-3922

In a boldly original spin on the vampire genre, the short film Spout enters the absurdly comic world of a motherless boy and his grandmother, who become unlikely serial killers in a quest to eliminate his father’s girlfriends.

Spout screens at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Saturday May 1 at 10pm.

The film was directed by Chamorro filmmaker Alex Muñoz, who deliberately cast people of color in key roles as a German family determined to assimilate into American culture in the early sixties. Spout film stars renowned actress Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors) as Oma, and introduces Tristan Bice-Bey as her grandson Bobby.

The story is by Laurence A. Rickels, the “Vampire Professor”, merging his vampirism expertise with childhood experience. It was produced by filmmakers of Pacific Islander heritage: Alex, Rena, Hawai’i-based James Sereno and Karin Williams (Cook Islands/Aotearoa).

SCREEN THE TRAILER AT VIMEO.

Rena Owen, Tristan Bice-Bey and Alex Munoz. Photo: Katrina Marcinowski.

A devoted grandmother will stop at nothing to keep her beloved grandson close – even murder.

Spout is a cross-cultural, camp, comedy-horror mash-up starring Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors, Star Wars) and introducing Tristan Bice-Bey.

The short dramatic feature film premiers at the San Francisco Asian International Film Festival in March 2010.

Spout was directed by Alex Munoz (Chamorro) and produced by an entirely Pacific producer team: Alex, Rena, Hawai’i-based James Sereno and Karin Williams (Cook Islands/Aotearoa).

Spout @ San Francisco Asian International Film Festival
Friday, March 12, 9:30pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

Thursday, March 18, 5:00pm
Viz Cinema

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Yukon Circles screened at the 2nd Native Spirit Festival in London during October 08. The film documents tribal environmental protection efforts on the Yukon River in Alaska and Canada.

The event included more than 116 films, 188 screenings, workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances at ten locations.

Also screening at Native Spirit: Na Maka o ka Aina’s The Tribunal, documenting an indigenous trial of the U.S. government on Hawai’i in 1993, and Ian Skorodin’s Crazy Ind’n, an action-figure animation set during a global indigenous revolution.

Yukon Circles screens in the inaugural Global Green Indigenous Film Festival at Santa Fe, New Mexico, 18-20 April 2008.

Yukon Circles nominated for Best Documentary Short at American Indian Film Festival screening in San Francisco 12 noon Sat 3 Nov 2007.