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(FREE) NATIVE SHORTS (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)

  • Gilcrease Museum 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road Tulsa, OK, 74127 United States (map)

NATIVE SHORTS

NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS / Runtime: 65 min.


MY SOUL REMAINER

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 6 min.

Directed by NANOBAH BECKER


SYNOPSIS: The music video for Laura Ortman’s passionate ‘My Soul Remainer’ roars from the mountain tops with impressionistic imagery inspired by the elements.


IN THE BEGINNING WAS WATER AND SKY

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 13 min.

Directed by RYAN WARD


SYNOPSIS: In parallel stories, two Chippewa children navigate the dark corners of American history trying to find their way back to a home that may be lost forever.


COYOTE STORY

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 5 min.

Directed by DANIEL SEMAN


SYNOPSIS: The Ojibwe story of how a sly coyote gets his meal by playing a trick on unsuspecting ducks.


CREE CODE TALKER

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 14 min.

Directed by ALEXANDRA LAZAROWICH


SYNOPSIS: Charles ‘Checker’ Tomkins fought in the Second World War, and served as a Cree Code Talker with the United States Air Force. As with other indigenous languages, Cree was used to transmit crucial military communications, and proved a vital secret weapon in combat.


METAL ROAD

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 27 min.

Directed by SARAH DEL SARONDE


SYNOPSIS: For decades, thousands of Navajos have worked the railroads, maintaining the trans-continental network. Metal Road follows three Navajo railroaders as they leave their homeland to replace aging tracks under extreme weather conditions.