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Kids' Film Day at the Gilcrease - FREE
1:00 PM13:00

Kids' Film Day at the Gilcrease - FREE


The Iroquois Creation Story

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 17 min. / Native Film
Directed by Cathleen Ashworth

SYNOPSIS: Combining animation and dance, The Iroquois Creation Story tells the Haudenosaunee tale of Sky Woman and her Grandsons Flint and Sky Holder.

The Red Thunder

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 6 min.
Directed by Alvaro Ron

SYNOPSIS: Without permission, Sarah borrows her mother's car for the evening. The evening takes a turn for the unexpected when the car reveals the alter ego of Sarah's mom.


NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 14 min.
Directed by Robert Kondo, Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi

SYNOPSIS: Have you ever wondered what happens to your forgotten objects? In this story, those objects with their 'memory' still attached end up rising from the waters of the magical lake.

This is the story of one of those memories stuck in this world. His name is Moom.


NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 3 min.
Directed by Danielle Johnson

SYNOPSIS: A Penguin and a Polar Bear share love for the same egg.

Space Town

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 5 min.
Directed by Mike Diliberto

SYNOPSIS: 200 years in the future, a teenage girl adjust to moving off of Earth to a small town that sits atop an asteroid.

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Te Ata - FREE
3:00 PM15:00

Te Ata - FREE


NARRATIVE FEATURE / Runtime: 105 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Nathan Frankowski

SYNOPSIS: Te Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.

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Bisonhead (Short) / Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist (Short) / What Was Ours (Feature) - FREE
12:30 PM12:30

Bisonhead (Short) / Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist (Short) / What Was Ours (Feature) - FREE


DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 9 min. / Native Film
Directed by Elizabeth Lo

SYNOPSIS: A family of Ponderai Native American hunters journey from northern Montana to Yellowstone National Park to assert their treaty right to hunt by participating in the controversial culling of the park’s wild bison.

Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 8 min. / Native Film
Directed by Augusta Lehman

SYNOPSIS: Throughout her career, artist Kay Walkingstick has defied categorization. Her work has spanned styles from abstraction to realism and materials from acrylic to saponified wax creating a complex assortment of work that resists summary and generalization.

What Was Ours

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 89 min. / Native Film
Directed by Mat Hames

SYNOPSIS: A young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess travel from the Wind River Indian Reservation with a Shoshone elder to explore vanished artifacts kept in the archives of a museum. As the elder looks to the future, the young people look to the past to revive hope for their beloved home.

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The Thunderbird Over the Whale (Short) / In Attla's Tracks (Short) / Kivalina (Feature) - FREE
10:00 AM10:00

The Thunderbird Over the Whale (Short) / In Attla's Tracks (Short) / Kivalina (Feature) - FREE

The Thunderbird Over the Whale

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 15 min. / Native Film
Directed by Nicole Acevedo

SYNOPSIS: Spencer McCarty is an artist working in Neah Bay Washington. An accident prevents him from fishing and whaling regularly as his ancestors once did. He has spent his life reconciling the teachings of his ancestors with the modern world he has found himself in, where whaling is not practiced.

In Attla's Tracks

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 22 min. / Native Film
Directed by Catharine Axley

SYNOPSIS: An aging legendary Alaska Native dogsled champion trains his grand-nephew to carry on a century-old tradition and compete in the world’s largest dogsled sprint race.


DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 65 min. / Native Film
Directed by Gina Abatemarco

SYNOPSIS: The Arctic, once a frozen and inaccessible landscape today is a highly coveted last frontier. KIVALINA tells the story of an Inupiaq Eskimo tribe whose island is disappearing into the Alaskan Arctic. With no resources to move and only a precarious sea wall to protect them, the film poetically explores the community's struggle to maintain their way of life within a landscape and a system that is failing them.

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