Los Angeles Festival Premiere

DOCUMENTARY | United States | 55 MINUTES | English

NEW: ART is Culture, CULTURE is Art

“One man changes the way a small ranch town fits into the world, by developing a ‘New’ way art is experienced through color and fashion”.

As indigenous fashion continues to demand the attention of the world stage Lloyd “Kiva” New’s influences and contributions in contemporary Native American Art, fashion, and entrepreneurship have impacted generations in the United States and Canada.

The city of Scottsdale, Arizona showcases his entrepreneurship which employed many indigenous people, changed the local economy from a small ranch town into an art hub through forward thinking, a taste for fashion and art that transformed into Lloyd’s lifelong passion in education and indigenous education reform leading to the establishment of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Directed by Nathaniel Fuentes

Nathaniel Fuentes – an indigenous filmmaker and storyteller from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico is a senior student in the Cinematic Arts and Technology BFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Drawing from a rich life experience of growing up in the inner-city of Los Angeles, California and the cultural wealth of living in Santa Clara Pueblo, Nathaniel molds his creative work with the perspectives, mythologies, and traditions of indigenous culture into engaging meaningful storytelling. One of Nathaniel’s strengths as a storyteller is relating shared human experiences and emotions by evoking relatable feelings.


Nathaniel Fuentes


Nathaniel Fuentes, Ryan Flahive


Nathaniel Fuentes

Animation Director

Alec Brown


David Warren, Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, Jessica Metcalfe, Ryan Flahive, Dr. Robert Martin, James McGrafe, Doreen Priscerner, Robert Black, Marshall Shore, Janet Cantley, Joan Fudula, Vincent Price, Joseph Abeyta


Shawn Patterson


Saturday, November 12

Screening: 4:00 to 5:30pm

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


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