A Presentation of Red Nation Celebration Institute

Sponsors Honest Engine Films, Picture This Production Company, Real Mohawk Entertainment, Hotel Santa Fe,  Violet Crown, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Red Nation Television Network, Native Women in FILM, Santa Fe Indian Center. 

City of Santa Fe Welcomes Red Nation Celebration Institute Film Festival 'On the Road' Tour

Red Nation International Film Festival is grateful and excited to to announce our Partnership with the Mayor of Santa Fe ‘Alan Webber’ and The City of Santa Fe with Red Nation Celebration Institute mission.

Alliance Partners  National Resource Indigenous Women Center, Tewa Women United, International Indian Treaty Council, Rematriation Magazine, Indigenous Concepts Consulting, Joanne Shenandoah, University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California Bedrosian Center on Governance, University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Audience Awards, Plaza Cafe, StromStudios, NativeImages Production Group, Black Mesa Equine, DB Media, La Plazita Institute, Outta Your Backpack Media, AV Systems, Cowgirl, FedEX-Kinkos.  

THANK YOU to all our generous sponsors and partners for their support and their continued vision to align themselves with Red Nation Celebration Institute mission. Learn More click here!  


Tuesday, August 14 | Center for Progress & Justice/Santa Fe Indian Center | Noon – 1:30pm

SOLD OUT! Tuesday, August 14 | Hotel Santa Fe | 7:00pm – 10:00pm  
Native Women in FILM Conversation Series (Panel & Shorts)
Women Sexism and Race | #WhyWeWearRED


Panelists: Lieutenant Governor Jenelle Roybal (Pojoaque), Annabeth Gish (Actress)Debra Haaland (Future Congresswoman), Joanelle Romero (Actress/RNIFF founder), Pearl Means (Producer), Jaima Chevalier (Filmmaker)Caren Gala (ExDir. Santa Fe Indian Center), Angelique Midthunder (Casting Director), Corrine Sanchez (Tewa Women United), Arthur Redcloud (Actor), Christa Valdez (New Mexico Film & Talent Advocate) and more  TBA… 

FILM Shorts
** RNCI Red Nation Award-winning Director Stacy Howard
Amasani The Grandmother
** Director Michael Redhouse
** Director Anthony Florez
**Director Florence Pelletier
**Director Derrick Lamere
United By Water
**Director Erin Lau
Ka Pua
**Director JJ Neepin
**Director Deidra Peaches
**Director Jack Kohler
Hinowu Hand Games

Wednesday, August 15 | Violet Crown | 7:00pm to 9:00pm 
Dirt McComber Last of the Mohicans Conversation Series to follow with Filmmakers/Cast. Run time 1 hr. 13 min.

IN PERSON: Eric “Dirt” McComber, River McComber, Joanne Storkan, Brant Davis, Shelby Adams, Jaiden Mitchell

Trailer: https://www.facebook.com/dirtdocumentary/videos/362818917423396/

Eric “Dirt” McComber is a rugged individualist who provides for his large family by hunting and fishing the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal. But he must straddle two worlds to accomplish his many business, family, and societal functions. Adding to this is his passion and dedication to the sport of lacrosse, not just because of its modern-day significance but also because it is the spiritual practice founded by his ancestors, the Iroquois of North America, who for centuries played the game to honor the Creator as well as for the wellness of their native communities.

Life was running smoothly, and through bartering and selling their food at powwows, the McCombers were able to maintain a good lifestyle. But when disaster struck, and struck hard, Dirt’s entire way of living and supporting his family were threatened. The McCombers are now forced to reevaluate their way of living and become even more resilient during a harsh Quebec winter as well as prioritize what is truly important to them.

Cast: Eric “Dirt” McComber

Director: Ryan White
Director: Joanne Storkan
Producer: Ryan White
Producer: Chris Siracuse
Producer: Chris Carpenter
Associate Producers: Stu Lisson, Tom Ryan, Chris Sakamoto
Producer: Shelby Mitchell Adams
Executive Producer: Brant Davis
Executive Producer: Joanne Storkan

SOLD OUT! Thursday, August 16 | Violet Crown | 7:00pm to 9:00pm 
Indian Horse - ACADEMY AWARD®-winning Executive Producer Clint Eastwood
Conversation Series to follow with Cast. Run Time 1 hr. 41 min.

IN PERSON: Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit and Wayne Baker

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02cyFlnvA4s

Follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst theracism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles sterotypes and alcoholism.

Forrest Goodluck
Ajuawak Kapashesit
Michiel Huisman
Martin Donovan
Michael Murphy

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli
Writers: Dennis Foon, Richard Wagamese (based on the novel by)

SOLD OUT! Friday, August 17 | Violet Crown | 7:00pm to 10:30pm DOUBLE DOCUMENTARY FEATURE  FILMS
Q & A to follow 2nd feature Conversation Series Moderator Russell Contreras (AP). 
Panelists:  Jaima Chevalier (Director/Producer), Gomeo Bobelu (Producer),  Ricardo López (Producer). 
Run Time 165 min.

Veiled Lightning / Native Voltage

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/155859293

Veiled Lightning weaves exclusive news coverage, original art, archival footage, and Native American informant interviews into a mosaic that explores how protest movements unfurling across the American landscape have an origin story in the First American Revolution–the Pueblo Revolt of 1680–and how that ancient battle not only informs the fight for social and environmental justice, but also casts a light on ways to thwart oppression, cultural genocide and appropriation to preserve Indigenous culture and help a nation to heal from its own tortured history.

** Veiled Lightning was a 2017 Official Selection at 14th Red Nation International Film Festival in Los Angeles and was nominated for a RNCI Red Nation Award.

Director: Jaima Chevalier
Producer:  Gomeo Bobelu, Ashley Browning, Seewai Hui, Tazbah Gaussoin, Natachee Momaday Gray

The Rise & Fall of the Brown Buffalo - ACADEMY AWARD®-winning actor Benicio Del Toro

IN PERSON:  Ricardo López (Producer)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jM_9QP3QYI

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO is a fresh and genre-defying film about the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta — the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by his friend, legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson. Relevant now more than ever, this urgent, untold story probes issues of racial identity, criminal justice, and politics, while giving Acosta his due place as a brilliant but troubled man who changed American history. 

Executive produced by ACADEMY AWARD®-winning actor Benicio Del Toro, who portrayed Acosta in director Terry Gilliam’s cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO takes a bold approach to its subject matter that flips the conventional PBS documentary format on its head by using the technique of actors telling and living out the life of the subject.

Executive Producer: Benicio Del Toro
Director/Producer/Writer:  Phillip Rodriguez
Cinematographer/Editor/Animator:  Claudio Rocha
Writer: David Ventura
Producer:  Alison Sotomayor
Associate Producer: Ricardo López
Original Music by: Alejandro Cohen & Aaron Drake

Jesse Celedon (Oscar Zeta Acosta)
Jeff Harms (Hunter S. Thompson)

Saturday, August 18 | Center for Progress & Justice/Santa Fe Indian Center  | 3:00pm to 6:00pm | Tickets

THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY Unmasking The Domination Code
Narrated by Buffy Saint-Marie. Run Time: 1 hr. | Conversion Series to follow screening. 

IN PERSON: Sheldon Wolfchild (Director) , Steven Newcomb (Producer), Oren Lyons (Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy),  Honorable Mayor Alan Webber,  Lieutenant Governor Jenelle Roybal (Pojoaque),  Joanelle Romero (Actor/Director),  Pearl Means (Producer), (TBA Invited all 19 Pueblo Governors, Archbishop of Santa Fe Reverend John Charles Wester, Dignitaries and others.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmwK8n2zC3Q

The powerful and landmark documentary “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code” is a result of a joint effort by two Indigenous filmmakers, Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota) and Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape). The film is based on Newcomb’s more than thirty years of research and his book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum, 2008). Largely narrated by Cree singer songwriter Buffy Sainte Marie, the movie is an exposé of a little known part of history:

The world of Christendom during the fifteenth, sixteenth, and later centuries claimed to have a God-given right of domination in relation to lands where non-Christians (“infidels,” “heathens,” and “savages”) were living. Based on this claim of a divine right of domination and dehumanization, the U.S. Supreme Court defined the land title of Native nations as a “mere right of occupancy” subject to a U.S. doctrine of Christian discovery and domination.

Eminent theologian Dr. Luis Rivera-Pagán is interviewed about his book A Violent Evangelism: The Religious and Political Conquest of the Americas (1992). He talks about the devastating effects of dehumanization, which he calls, “the absolute devaluation of one’s being.” This speaks volumes about the cause of genocide, the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Canada, and other manifestations of the domination of Indigenous women elsewhere.

Birgil Kills Straight, a Headman of the Oglala Lakota Nation, provides insight into the traditional wisdom and teachings of the Seven Laws of the Oceti Sakowin. The traditional teachings of original nations and peoples provide a means of ending the domination system.

Director: Sheldon Wolfchild
Producer: Steven Newcomb 

SOLD OUT! Saturday, August 18  | Violet Crown | 7:00pm to 9:00pm 
Woman Walks Ahead ACADEMY AWARD®-nominee Jessica Chastain
Conversation Series to follow with Filmmakers/Cast. Run time: 1 hr. 41 min.

IN PERSON: Rulan Tangen, Angelique Midthunder, Sharon Anne Henderson

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHR0AEDMg0M&feature=youtu.be

Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

Jessica Chastain, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Rockwell, Bill Camp, Michael Nouri, David Midthunder, Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Rulan Tangen, Sharon Anne Henderson

Director: Susanna White
Writer: Steven Knight

Sunday, August 19 | Hotel Santa Fe  | 1:00pm to 3:00pm |  Tickets
 *An Intimate UpClose & Personal Red Nation Conversation Series* with Director Sheldon Wolfchild & Producer Steven Newcomb on THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY Unmasking The Domination Code

These issues remain relevant today, and as more insidious forms of discrimination infiltrate the national culture, this Intimate UpClose & Personal Red Nation Conversation Series* will be an opportunity to go deeply into this topic with filmmakers Sheldon Wolfchild and Steven Newcomb. Limited seating!  

IN PERSON: Director Sheldon Wolfchild & Producer Steven Newcomb

Steven Newcomb is a Shawnee, Lenape scholar and author. He is co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute. He has been studying and writing about U.S. federal Indian law and policy since the early 1980s, particularly the application of international law to indigenous nations and peoples.

He is published by Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford), Routledge, New York University School of Law, Fulcrum Publishing, the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, and the Griffith School of Law in Australia. His book *Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery*, has been a best seller on Amazon for eight years, he is co-producer of the movie *The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code*, directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota). On May 4, 2016, he met Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square and spent two hours meeting with Archbishop Tomasi at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace regarding the papal bulls of the 15th century.


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August 14  | $10 – online & at door – Hotel Santa Fe

August 18 | Afternoon Screening & Panel | $15 online  $20 at the door – Santa Fe Indian Center

August 15th thru 18th  | $12 online  $15 at door – evening screenings Violet Crown

August 19 |  Afternoon Conversation Series | $25  – Hotel Santa Fe


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