Indigenous Realities of Southern California: Filmmaking as Activism

Screening and Conversation 

Following a screening of short films by California-based filmmakers Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Fox Maxy (Ipai Kumeyaay and Payómkawichum), the artists discussed their work as Indigenous filmmakers, and the role of film as an activist artform, in a conversation led by film programmer Adam Piron (Kiowa/Mohawk).

Spanning 16mm film, digital film and archival footage, this selection of films offers a unique look at two artists at the vanguard of Indigenous Cinema and delves into the nuances of Indigenous identity within Southern California, specifically of those from and of those relocated to the region.

Watch the films here:

California Girls (dir. Fox Maxy, 2018)

Smudge Series (dir. Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, 2013)

Muzzles Off (dir. Fox Maxy, 2019)

Giizis Mooka'am Giiwe (dir. Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, 2018)

Maat Means Land (dir. Fox Maxy, 2020)

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    Indigenous Realities of Southern California: Filmmaking as Activism


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    JACKIE AUTRY • DAVID CARTWRIGHT • SNOWDY DODSON • SHARON ROGERS-MCKAY AND MARSHALL MCKAY • LEN PAPE AND SUZI CLOVER • JODIE AND JIM REA • BRENDA, GARY, AND HAYLEY RUTTENBERG • LORA A. AND ROBERT U. SANDRONI • LYNN AND STEPHEN VALBUENA • MARY BETH AND W. RICHARD WEST, JR.