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'Star Wars' to Be Translated Into a Native American Language

'Star Wars' to Be Translated Into a Native American Language | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"For over 35 years, the Star Wars universe has spoken the universal language of geek. Now the 1977 classic will take on another language. No, not Gungan again, thank goodness.

 

Rather, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the original 1977 classic Star Wars will be translated and dubbed into Navajo. Manuelito Wheeler, the director of the Navajo Nation Museum, confirmed they are working with Lucasfilm and Deluxe on the project. While Star Wars has been translated into many different languages, this particular translation is a historic one: it will be the first major Hollywood film to be translated for Native Americans."

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Sitansisk

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"Sitansisk is an uplifting documentary film that uses “Christmas Lights” as an expression for the spiritual, cultural, social, political, and economic awakening of an aboriginal people in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

 

This powerful, documentary film explores the “Festival of Lights,” an event that takes place in the Wolastuk / Maliseet community of Sitansisk (St. Mary's First Nation). What started in the 1990’s with a few individuals putting up Christmas lights on their houses has become a large community-wide event that represents a spirit of generosity, hope and a brighter future for the Maliseet people and their culture."

 

 

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I'm Not the Indian You Had in Mind - National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI)

I'm Not the Indian You Had in Mind - National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"A video exploration offering insight as to how First Nations people today are changing old ideas and empowering themselves in the greater community."

 

Director/writer: Thomas King
Producer: Laura J. Milliken

2007

 

*Highly recommend watching this short film.

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The Lesser Blessed | The Official Website of the Film

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp is set to become a movie.

 

From Chapters.ca:

 

A powerful coming-of-age story -- edgy, stark, and at times, darkly funny that centers around Larry, a Native teenager trying to cope with a painful past and find his place in a confusing and stressful modern world.

 

Larry is a Dogrib Indian growing up in the small northern town of Fort Simmer. His tongue, his hallucinations and his fantasies are hotter than the centre of the sun. At sixteen, he loves Iron Maiden, the North and Juliet Hope, the high school tramp.

In this powerful and very funny first novel, Richard Van Camp gives us one of the most original teenage characters in Canadian fiction. Skinny as spaghetti, nervy and self-deprecating, Larry is an appealing mixture of bravado and vulnerability. His past holds many terrors: an abusive father, blackouts from sniffing gasoline, an accident that killed several of his cousins, and he''s now being hunted and haunted by a pack of blue monkeys. But through his new friendship with Johnny, a Metis who just moved to town, he''s now ready to face his memories and his future.

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War of 1812 documentary considers native perspective

War of 1812 documentary considers native perspective | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
A new U.S. documentary being aired Monday ahead of next year’s bicentennial of the War of 1812 puts a different spin on the enduring debate over who won the historic battle between British Canada and the fledgling United States, instead...
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Last Call Indian film by Sonia Boileau- Nish Productions

Last Call Indian film by Sonia Boileau- Nish Productions | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"This one hour documentary takes a look at the reality that faces a last generation status Indian as she tries to hold on to her culture after the recent passing of her main native reference, her Grand-father.

 

"Because of the Indian Act I am forced into letting go of who I am and accepting that I am probably the last Indian in my family lineage. Although I always had uncertainties and questions about my true belonging to the Mohawk culture and my ties to my community, I've never felt as culturally empty as I do now.  Even if I always knew that I was a last generation Indian, I never felt that I needed to justify or explain who I was because my Grand-father was Mohawk, which in turn granted me that right.  With his death, my heart and my roots seem to have slipped further away."

 

Last Call Indian begins where the life of Morris Bonspille ends.

 

This heart-warming documentary is not only about cultural identity but is also a critical analysis of Aboriginal entitlement and the dilemma faced by many last generation Indians."

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A recommended documentary about Indian Status. It is available in English and French.

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Les univers variés de Présence autochtone | La Presse

Les univers variés de Présence autochtone | La Presse | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Avec des films présentés à Cannes, un grand concert de Florent Vollant, un autre de musique électro et une soirée de poésie relevée, le 22e festival Présence autochtone promet d'initier les spectateurs aux univers variés et aux thèmes très riches des Premières Nations.

 

Cinéma, vidéos, arts visuels, littérature, gastronomie et conférences sont au menu de l'événement qui s'est amorcé hier soir et qui se poursuit jusqu'au 8 août.

 

-André Duchesne, La Presse

 

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Inuit films move online and into northern communities

Inuit films move online and into northern communities | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Films about Inuit people and the North made over the last 70 years are being distributed online and in remote communities in a new initiative launched Wednesday.

 

Link to NFB website for the initiative: http://www.nfb.ca/playlist/unikkausivut-sharing-our-stories/

 

 

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ImagineNATIVE: Stories from the North

ImagineNATIVE: Stories from the North | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
On the Ice was a dramatic opening film at the 2011 ImagineNATIVE Festival, the world's largest indigenous media arts festival, running Oct. 19-23 in Toronto.
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