INDIGENOUS IV: ON ALIEN LAND 28.1.2017 16:00 SIIDA
Visual points of view on slavery, war, migration and the feeling of being left outside.
Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2004, 17’
Director: Taika Waititi
Language: no dialogue
Six Maori soldiers camped in Italian ruins entertain each other in the quiet of the night by joking, until it’s time to go back to the battlefield. Not too much talking in this award-winning film.
Aotearoa, 2013, 14’
Director: Zia Mandviwalla
Producer: Chelsea Winstanley, Matt Noonan
An airport cleaner starts another long night shift, gleaning her survival from what others leave behind. Usually, no-one pays attention to her…
Woman Without Mandolin
Brazil, 2015, 5’
Director: Fabiano Mixo
Language: no dialogue
Modifying Picasso’s famous work of art, the director comments on the colonialistic eye of European visual art in this award-winning short film.
Loup Garou / Werewolf
Canada, 2016, 5’
Director: Matthew Vachon
Languages: French; subt. English
Backed by Clayton Michel’s remarkable interpretation, Loup Garou is a portrait of a man haunted by inner demons that also seem to manifest themselves outside.
Australia, 2015, 13’
Director: Amie Batalibasi
Languages: English; subt. English
Two Solomon Islander siblings have been kidnapped to work as slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Australia in the late 1800s. Their severe loss makes them increasingly long for their home and freedom.
Mannahatta / Manhattan
Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2016, 15’
Director: Renae Maihi
An elegant, black-and-white story about an Italian immigrant who tries to find his place in New York, by an award-winning Maori director. When the protagonist meets an ancient Native spirit, he realises that his fight is part of a much larger story and, above all, the land under his feet.
Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2014, 15’
Director/Screenwriter: Nikki Si’ulepa
A Samoan grandmother tries to deal with her greatest fear, loneliness. Under a strong and hard shell, we find an old woman who tries to cope in a world that has almost forgotten her.
A Big Black Space
Canada, 2015, 9’
Director: Alexandra Lazarowich
One night reveals a culture of violence when a Native American woman narrowly escapes sexual assault. This award-winning film, based on a true story, reminds us of how the hypersexualization of Native women, or the ”Pocahontas fantasy”, can be truly problematic for actual Native women.
Susto / Fear USA, 2016, 8’
Director: Pearl Salas
When a ghostly monster, Coco Man, who usually haunts children, continues to grab an adult woman, a medicine woman tells the woman to confront her fears. However, the truth turns out to be even more frightening than the imaginary monster.