Friday April 12th
Film Schedule (with panels following each film):
5:00 – 5:30 PM: doors open and opening prayer (food, art, and swag will be available)
5:30 – 7:00 PM: Kayak to Klemtu (90 minutes) Family Film Special
7:00 – 7:30 PM: Dinner break
7:30 PM: Warrior Women (60 minutes)
Kayak to Klemtu
“Kayak to Klemtu” is the story of Ella, a fourteen year-old girl and her journey to fulfill her dying uncle’s wish: to kayak to the remote island of Klemtu and testify to protect their ancestral land from an oil pipeline. Ella knows she cannot make the trip alone so she gathers her eccentric family to take the adventure of a lifetime. From Tla’Amin to Klemtu, British Columbia, this family navigates their blend of cultures and desires, while their spirits honor the coast as a place for each of us to call home and protect.
“Warrior Women” is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. The film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness. The film is anchored by one of the Red Power Movement’s most outspoken Lakota leaders, Madonna Thunder Hawk, and her daughter Marcy Gilbert.
Join us after the film for a special American Indian women filmmakers’ panel.