Bridge to the Future

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Bridge to the Future


Tuesday Sep 23 01:00 PM
Wednesday Sep 24 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Wayanay Mamani, Judy Kipkenda Jemutai, Haydee Banasen, Morgan Catlett, Jacquelynn Lambert, Sharni Maree Hooper, Alancay Morales. 2014. 38 mins. Spanish and French with English subtitles.

Indigenous peoples from around the world have historically struggled for the recognition of their rights and the protection of ancestral territories upon which they depend for their cultural, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. The continuing struggle and the urge of being recognized as peoples and nations brought indigenous peoples representatives together for the first time at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva in 1977. In 2013, a symposium organized at the UN in Geneva gathered together some of the First Indigenous Peoples delegates to reflect on achievements since 1977, present challenges currently faced by indigenous peoples—renewing connections and commitment to the land, and engaging younger generations of the indigenous community. The event was filmed and the oral memories of the First Delegates were captured by a team of indigenous youth.


Standing On Sacred Ground | Islands of Sanctuary

Directed by Christopher McLeod. USA. 2013. 57 mins
Indigenous activists in Hawai‘i and Australia reclaim land from government and the military. Looks at indigenous ecological and spiritual practices used to restore Kaho‘olawe. Featuring Luana Busby-Neff and Davianna McGregor.

Special guest: Join us for a discussion with Joshua Cooper, Director of the Hawaii Institute for Human Rights following the screening on Sept. 24.

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