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The Logan Square International Film Series Presents: First Nations Film and Video Festival

  • Comfort Station 2579 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort Station and The Logan Square International Film Series Presents: First Nations Film and Video Festival (http://fnfvf.org/)

Feature:

Indian 101 (2014)

Director: Julianna Brannum
Stars: LaDonna Harris
Documentary
Media: DVD Digital Projection

Synopsis:
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
is the first ever documentary about Native activist
and national civil rights leader, LaDonna Harris. After moving from Walters,Oklahoma to Washington DC and the powerful world of politics via her US
Senator husband, Harris began an extensive and very public life of Indian political and social activism.
Harris’ introduction to the federal government began when President Lyndon Johnson assigned her to educate the executive branch of the US government on
the unique role of American Indian Tribes and their relationship with the federal government. This course was called “Indian 101” and was taught to members of
Congress and the Senate for over 35 years.
In addition to her work in civil rights, world peace, the environment and women’s rights, Harris is best known for introducing landmark legislation, such as land
return claims to the Taos Pueblo Tribe and the Native tribes of Alaska, and returning federal recognition to the Menominee Tribe.
Held in the highest regard by her colleagues for countless social and historic achievements, Harris is now passing her knowledge to a new generation of
emerging Indigenous leaders. Harris’ new program (the American Indian Ambassador’s Program) is a cutting-edge program that trains Native
professionals to incorporate their own tribes’ traditional values and perspectives into their work, while building a global, indigenous coalition. LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
will explore Harris’ achievements, the personal
struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people, and her contemporary work to reshape Indian Country in America and abroad.

About Julianna Brannum:
Julianna Brannum is a documentary filmmaker based in Austin, TX. Her first film, The Creek Runs Red, was selected to air in Fall 2007 on PBS’s national prime-time series, Independent Lens. In early 2008, she co-produced a feature-length documentary with Emmy Award-winning producer, Stanley Nelson for PBS’s We Shall Remain – a 5-part series on Native American history. The episode, “Wounded Knee”, chronicled the siege of Wounded Knee, SD in 1973 led by the American Indian Movement.
In 2007, Brannum was selected as a Sundance Institute/Ford Foundation Fellow and has been awarded grants from the Sundance Institute’s Native Initiative, National Geographic, ITVS, the Oklahoma Humanities Council, NAPT, and the Sundance Documentary Fund for her latest documentary LaDonna Harris: Indian 101. In April 2008, she was awarded a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Tribeca Film Institute in support of the film.
Ms. Brannum also spent 8 years working as a film programmer for AFI FEST, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles) before producing programs for Discovery Channel, A&E, Bravo and PBS. Ms. Brannum is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and was awarded the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the Quahada band of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma.
http://indian101themovie.com/

Preceded by a shorts program.

"Silverback" by Lucas Rowley
"Locked Doors" by Arlene Bowman
"Salmon Spearing" by Annabelle Brueker
and
Scenes from HAMLET" directed by Ernest M Whiteman III, which is a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's play in production now as a full-length feature film that features an all-Native American cast.

Totally Free.

Earlier Event: November 3
Third Annual Logan Square Chef's Dinner
Later Event: November 6
COMFORT MUSIC: Steve Dawson, Jason A