Presented by Film 4 Change

Native Cinema Showcase – Run to the East & Shimásání

at The Guild Cinema

August 21, 2011 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Time: 4:00pm     Day: Sunday     Ages: All Ages    
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Introduced and moderated by comedian Eddie Tafoya.

Filmmakers in attendance.

(US, 2010, 87 min.)
Director: Henry Lu
RUN TO THE EAST tracks three high school seniors and Wings of America participants: Chantel “Tails” Hunt (Navajo), Thomas Martinez (Navajo) and Dillon Shije (Zia Pueblo) high school seniors competing in national track meets and vying for college scholarships. The film was inspired by a 2008 The New York Times article about Navajo youth runners overcoming the poor health conditions that afflict a disproportionate number of residents on the 27,000-acre Navajo reservation. Their story is uplifting and an inspiration for change.
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Preceded by:

(US, 2009, 15 min.) In Navajo with English subtitles.
Director: Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo).
A young Navajo girl must decide whether to retain her traditional lifestyle at home with her grandmother or seek a new life “just over the mountain.”