See the world through the eyes of indigenous filmmakers.
July 22 at Mountainside Theatre.
A new and exciting chapter of native representation in film is being written under the stars of Cherokee, NC, in one exciting night. It’s a chapter full of critical acclaim, thanks to the attention of global filmmakers and lovers of all things celluloid. And it includes your chance to see films and stories from some of the best and brightest native filmmakers, including the opportunity to meet the filmmakers themselves. Hosted by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, “The Way We See the World: Exploring Indigenous Representation in Film” is a fundraising event, a film festival, and a journey into native stories and cinematic storytelling all in one—and it’s happening on July 22, at 24 frames per second.
Your ticket includes five short films, all created by native writers, directors, and producers. Some of those filmmakers will be on hand to speak and answer questions, including special guests Sterlin Harjo (Seminole Nation, executive producer/showrunner of the Golden Globe-nominated FX series Reservation Dogs), Brit Hensel (Cherokee Nation, director of the Sundance-selected short ᎤᏕᏲᏅ [What They’ve Been Taught]), Keli Gonzales (Cherokee Nation, associate producer of ᎤᏕᏲᏅ [What They’ve Been Taught]), Anthony Sneed (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, writer/director/producer of the short films SWIPE and STRIPPER), and Peshawn Bread (Comanche Nation, writer/director, The Daily Life of Mistress Red). An art market, silent auction, and special VIP reception complete the schedule of events. Proceeds from the evening will directly support the Museum’s Community Learning and Educational Programming initiatives.