Native Crossroads HOMELANDS.
February 27 - March 1, 2013
The Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma will host the second annual Native Crossroads Film Festival and Symposium, which will be guided by the theme of "Homelands,” to be explored in indigenous feature, short, and documentary films. This event will couple short film screenings with roundtable discussions intended to inspire conversations among filmmakers, scholars from across campus, community and tribal organization representatives, writers, and performers. We will also offer the Oklahoma debut of three new major motion pictures concerned with indigenous matters: Winter in the Blood, The Lesser Blessed, and Satellite Boy. Other films and panel discussions will explore economic, spiritual, political, and ecological concerns that have land at their center, all of which will be encapsulated by our keynote speaker, Winona LaDuke.