Saturday, December 17, 2016


Mekko, the film named after its troubled protagonist, chronicles the life of a Native man who is released from prison after 19 years with no home or family. Mekko, played by Crow actor Rod Rondeaux, finds his place in a homeless indigenous community in Tulsa, but soon realizes he must face the ghosts and traditions of his past to fight the evil presence in his life. As Seminole-Muskogee director Sterlin Harjo's third feature film, the thriller premiered at the Los Angelese Film Festival in 2015 to critical acclaim.

Read more: Indigenous Cinema's Greatest Films by Braudie Blais-Billie, Nov. 15, 2016, I-D

Saturday, December 10, 2016

One Heart - One Spirit

ONE HEART-ONE SPIRIT shows us the need to discover the threads and emotions that bind different cultures together, the harmony we need to ward off an apocalyptic future. Underneath the unnatural boundaries societies have created to mark their ways, their means, their lands, lies nations peopled by individuals who should seek the togetherness understood by the first nations. One Heart explores these themes by documenting the journey of Little Hawk, a Native North American, to the renowned Garma festival, Australia’s most significant Indigenous event, and a model for self-determination, reconciliation, Indigenous knowledge sharing, transfer and exchange.

Read more: One Heart movie review by David Greenberg, Dec. 10, 2016, One Heart Tribe