Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

March 25, 2015

Native Women Film Fest begins with 'Crying Earth Rise Up'

'A Thousand Voices' featured at the film
fest Thursday night. Narrated by
Irene Bedard and filmed in New Mexico.
Debra White Plume, Lakota 'Crying Earth Rise Up'
opens the festival, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Native Women in Film and Television Film Festival begins with 'Crying Earth Rise Up'

Festival Info:

2nd Native Women in Film & Television Film Festival

Host Venue: Laemmle Music Hall Theatre | 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA | 90211
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Open to public + Admission $7.00 online $10.00 at door + Screenings and Panel Discussion +
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Film Titles:
Showtime 7:00p Crying Earth Rise Up
Showtime 8:10p The Hired Hand
Showtime 9:45p 101 Indian
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Open to public + Admission $7.00 online $10.00 at door + Screenings and Panel Discussion +
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Film Titles:
Showtime 7:00p “A Thousand Voices” Narrated by Irene Bedard
Native Women Short Film Series + 10 shorts from U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Bolivia.
Showtime: 8:00p to 10:40p {Native Women Short Films considered One Screening}
Night Like These
Her Fathers Land
Routine Check Up
he Strings of Life of the Jaguar Women
The Fighting Cholitas
We Shall Remain
Friday, March 27, 2015 – Closing Night Special Screenings & Panel
Open to public + Admission $7.00 online $10 @ door + Screenings, Panel and Act of Love &
Kindness Award + (Frozen River screening is FREE however it doesn’t get you in to Highway of
Tears or panel admission for that is $7 online and $10 at door)
6p - Star-Studded Red is Green Carpet
7p - Special Presentation Mayor Garcetti Certificates to Misty Upham’s Family & Founder/actor
Joanelle Romero
Showtime: 7:15p - HIGHWAY OF TEARS Narrated by Nathan Fillion
Showtime 8:30p - It is with great respect to announce Native Women in Film & Television to
honor Deborah Parker with the NWFILMTV Inaugural “Act of Love & Kindness Award”. Ms.
Parker was a leading force in getting the bill passed for the Violence Against Women Act.
President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act into law March 2013. Ms. Parker was
also good friends with Misty Upham and family. {Ms. Parker will be in attendance}
Showtime 8:45p - The Conversation that Needs to Happen + Where’s the Image of Native
Women Now and in the Future #NativeWomenRISE #NWFILMTVLeadForward
NWFTV Panel Discussion: Violence Against Women in all areas i.e. film, television, radio and
missing and murdered women. Its as if – we do not exist.
NWFTV Panel: Charles Upham (Misty Upahm father), Joanelle Romero, John L. Tsosie, Ernest
Tsosie, Jr., Kathy Wilcuts, Pearl Means, Ojibwe Elder Great-grandmother Mary Lyons, Mary
Teegee. including special quests.
Showtime 10:15p FROZEN RIVER
Starring: Misty Upham, Melissa Leo, Micheal O’Keffe, Charlie McDermott, Mark Boone Junior.

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