FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

NATIVE NARRATIVES (Shorts Program)

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In this program, indigenous and native narratives are pulled to the forefront. Watch these protagonists as they learn their strength and pursue their goals.


Indigenous voices are lifted in this collection of shorts. One documentary chronicles a day in the lives of Indigenous students at N’Swakamok Alternative School. Emphasizing the value and necessity of Indigenous alternative and community spaces, the school offers students a supportive and culturally activated space to gain life skills as they pursue their academic and personal goals. In the last film, being Native American is to be challenged, to be strong and to be resilient. Join this dynamic teen activist as she shares her family and community's journey to retain the sacred rituals and values of their culture. Whether Native American, First Nation, Amazonian, or Ancient Hawaiians, indigenous voices come to the forefront in these films.


Shorts Program Duration: 57 minutes


Themes: Traditions, heritage, culture of indigenous peoples (Hawaiian, Native American, First Nation, Amazonian).


Language: This program is presented in English, Kukama-Kukamiria, and Olelo Niihau with English subtitles


Geoblocking Notice: This program is only available in the Chicagoland area.

URBAN.INDIGENOUS.PROUD: PLACES TO GATHER AND LEARN (Short Film)


Synopsis: A day in the lives of Indigenous students at N’Swakamok Alternative School, this documentary emphasizes the value and necessity of Indigenous alternative and community spaces. The school offers students a supportive and culturally activated space to gain life skills as they pursue their academic and personal goals.


Program Type: School Program and Public Program – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form 


Geoblocking Notice: This film is only available in the Chicagoland area.

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
    English, Ojibwe
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Darlene Naponse