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Powwow Country: American Indian Film Institute Festival, Nov. 2-10, 2012 San Francisco


Compiled by Shari Narine







American Indian Film Institute Festival,
Nov. 2-10, 2012
San Francisco, California

The American Indian Film Festival provides an opportunity for tribes, media and public to share in the creative experience and witness cinematic accomplishment while positively changing the film industry’s view of Native people and creating economic opportunities for Indian media enterprises across North America. Take in what the Native people have to offer in the 37th annual event. Nearly 5,000 people are expected to see the Native stories and visual testaments to contemporary lives and issues during the nine-day event. Through skillful artistry and personal testimony, the films raise awareness about contemporary issues in Indian Country and are a powerful venue for telling First Nations stories, in First Nations words. AIFI’s Film Festival opens at Landmarks Embarcadero Center Cinema and concludes with an awards show and performance showcase at the historic Palace of Fine Arts. The American Indian Motion Picture Awards, which recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments, will be presented on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Palace of Fine Arts.

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