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(Free) Native American Short Film Program

  • Gilcrease Museum North Gilcrease Museum Road Tulsa, OK, 74127 United States (map)

The Bridge

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 14 Min
Directed by Randi LeClair

SYNOPSIS: After two high school football stars are found dead, decade’s long racial tensions sizzle in a small-town diner.


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Documentary Short / Runtime: 4 Mins
Directed by Maya Craig

SYNOPSIS: The disappearance of what was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, and the demise of the Native Americans that relied on it.

Our Tiospaye // Our Family

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 11 Min
Directed by Meg Griffiths and Scott Faris

SYNOPSIS: Three Pine Ridge-bound Teach For America educators who arrived in South Dakota with radically disparate perspectives on the place. Shaped by the contours of the land, the support of their communities, and the strength of their students, each discovered a deeper purpose.


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Narrative Short / Animation / Runtime: 9 Min
Directed by Joseph Herb

SYNOPSIS: Long ago, two boys feed a small starving snake. It grows up to be a large Uktena that fights Thunder.

The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 10 Min
Directed by Adam Khalil

SYNOPSIS: An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and postmortem justice through the case of the "Kennewick Man".



Narrative Short / Runtime: 21 Min
Directed by Boise Esquerra

SYNOPSIS: Beau, a lonely bitter cowboy is set at ease when he crosses paths with a promiscuous female vagabond.


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Narrative Short / Runtime: 20 Min
Directed by Douglas Cushnie

SYNOPSIS: Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised in the early 1800's.