Red Tide - Indigenous Avant-Garde Cinema of North America (2020)

  • 2020
  • shorts
  • 1h 14m

FILMS

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Out of Nothing
Directed by Alexandra Lazarowich & Janna Kyllastinen

A short documentary exploring the stories we tell about the birth of the universe. Long Island, NY, is home to some of the oldest Indian reservations in the US and the home of the Shinnecock Nation. According to their creation myth they are “the human children of the goddess who descended from the sky”. Only a few miles away lies the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, where scientists from around the world conduct experiments on what the universe is made of and what it looked like in the first few moments after its creation. Drawing parallels with the scientific story of the Big Bang and the creation story of the Shinnecock, Out of Nothing looks at why we are all fascinated and compelled to know where we come from.

Countries

United States, Canada

Bonus Content

8m
Fluid Bound

Directed by Rob Fatal

An experimental Two Spirit Mestizo meditation on the complex generations-old relationships and battles between our skin and our souls.

10m
Faces, Displays and Other Imaginary Thing

Directed by Woodrow Hunt

A familiar route is remapped to contemplate and remember the complicated past of Indigenous labor in the Pacific Northwest.

11m
Hooghan

Directed by Blackhorse Lowe

Larry A. Lowe and Carmelita B. Lowe talk about the history of their homestead as we witness the construction of a Hooghan, a traditional Navajo home.

30m
Maat Means Land

Directed by Fox Maxy

What does it mean to come from somewhere? This film focuses on California’s Native core.

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