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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).

3pm Sat June 26
Golden Hotel
800 11th Street Golden CO 80401

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).