Social Justice Film Festival Indigenous Features

October 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW
WA 98106

Join us for the third night of the Social Justice Film Festival at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center for two Indigenous Features!

Festival Passes allow admission to all events and screening. Pass-holders are allowed first access to theaters, at 20 minutes before show time. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showtime to secure a seat. Passes are $75 and can be picked up at any screening. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Duwamish Longhouse Film Schedule:

Learning to Skate in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)/Men on Hold

October 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learning to Skateboard tells the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write – and skateboard – in Kabul. After years of conflict, and with Afghanistan still dubbed “one of the worst places to be born a girl,” an organisation called “Skateistan” recruits kids from poor neighbourhoods and teaches them skills so they can return to public school and get a start in life.

Men on Hold explores the psychological and societal effects of war and displacement on refugee men from Syria, shedding light on issues that have so far gone neglected. These men are finding themselves under extreme stress as they have forego traditional gender roles as “providers” and “protectors” of their families, leaving them with feelings of helplessness and disempowerment as they find themselves forcibly unproductive, having nothing to do all day long.

Indigenous Futures – The Condor & the Eagle

October 5 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

n this documentary, four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”. The Condor & The Eagle offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the film four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and one another.

Mi’Gwidelmag Gnitjgamitj (Remembering Our Grandpa)

Inspired by Incident at Restigouche (Alanis Obomsawin, 1984), Mi’gwidelmag Gnitjgamitj is a short essay film that captures the beautiful landscapes of Listuguj, but also a dark side of Canada. The film focuses on the experiences of director Nation Isaac’s grandfather in the 1981 Quebec Provincial Police raid of Listuguj, and on Isaac’s own relationship to her grandfather’s life and legacy.

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