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5th Annual Denver Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
October 7-13, 2008


October 7, "Making the River"
Opening Night at University of Denver
Thanks to our DU Partners: Native Student Alliance, Native American Law Students Association, Partners in Learning
Jimi Simmons with son Arthur.   DU's Native Student Alliance members Jessica Strong, Chelsea Wilson, and Lance Tsosie wait for the film to begin.
Karen Rudolph and Jimi Simmons (Two Rivers Circle) answer questions from the audience.  Karen and Jimi originally founded Two Rivers Circle production company to document the story of Leonard Weinglass, the social justice attorney and civil rights activist who headed up Jimi's defense team.  "Making the River" grew into a history of Jimi's life and individuals such as Karen and Leonard who had a profund impact on his life and who he in turn touched in unexpected ways.   Back row:  Jimi Simmons, Karen Rudolph, Arthur Simmons, Jeanne Rubin, Morrie Love. Front row: Alicia Chee, Jay Simmons.
October 8, "Celebrating the Indigenous Roots of the Latino Community"
A special screening in partnership with Museo's CineManteca
Museo's Elizabeth Dicapo looks on as Megan Headley welcomes the audience.   Sharon Franklet, Jeanne Rubin, George Martinez.
Carlos Sandoval and Luis Abarca discuss the films.   Morrie Love and Sharon Franklet (George Wright Society).
October 9, "Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School"
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
A Native Perspective on Indian Boarding Schools presented in partnership with the American Indian and Alaska Native Programs (AIANP), University of Colorado Denver
Susanne Aikman (alterNative Voices Radio) catching up with Gloria TallBull (AIANP) before the program.   Don Coyhis (White Bison, Inc.), Morrie Love (IIIRM Board Member), Jeanne Rubin (Festival Director).
October 10, Youth, Film & Culture Education Program
Starz FilmCenter
Special Screening for students from Denver (Kennedy High School, Henry Middle School, Denver Center for International Studies) and JeffCo (Lakewood High School, Creighton Middle School) Public Schools
Waiting for the program to begin.   Deep in thought.
Filmmakers Jeana Francis and Nigel Long Soldier answer questions from the audience.   Kim Alire Epley (Alire Group Facilitation) engages the students in a discussion about the movie themes.
October 10, Poster Contest Art Exhibit & Filmmaker Reception
Multicultural Lounge, Tivoli Building
Art Contest Sponsored by the Institute
of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
Reception co-hosted by the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce (RMICC)
Stanford alum Jim Jefferies enjoys a conversation with RMICC President Josh Running Wolf.  The Film Festival is an annual outing of the Rocky Mountain Stanford Association.   Jeanne Rubin greets Rita Quintana and Natalie Montecalvo.
Morrie Love and filmmaker Lisette Flanary ( Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula ).   Filmmakers Jeana Francis and Nigel Long Soldier accept framed posters on behalf of Kristin Maria for her winning art contest entry, and contest sponsor IAIA.  Jeana and Nigel appeared at the Festival with their film Future Warrior.
October 11, Shorts & Documentaries from Canada, New Zealand and Australia
Starz FilmCenter
October 12, "Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula" with Filmmaker Lisette Kaualena Flanary
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, Longmont
A special screening in partnership with the Colorado Aloha Festival
Amanda Igaki (2008 Miss Asian American Colorado) and  Keoni Coelho (Hawaiian Way Entertainment).   Waiting for good eats.  Shaka. 
    Filmmaker Lisette Kaualena Flanary, Kumu Hula Randy Kaulana Chang, Film Festival Director Jeanne Rubin.
October 13, Indigene (Days of Glory)
Starz FilmCenter
Presented in partnership with the Alliance Francaise de Denver