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2014 SWAIA’s Indian Market Moving Images Classification X Winners

Sat, November 15, 2014Thu, February 12, 2015


This film program features SWAIA’s Indian Market Moving Image Classification X winners. This category is one of the most recent classifications to be added to the juried market. These awards recognize an artist’s dedication and skill in working with new media and innovative art forms while retaining a commitment to traditional creation and technique.

2014 Class X Winners

Animated Short
Escape to the Moon, 2014 (12:28)
Director: Felicia Nez (Navajo)
A lonely robot hopes to find his true love by escaping to the moon.

Documentary Short
Forty Winters, 2014 (36:25)
Directors: Tvli Jacobs (Choctaw) and
Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan (Choctaw)
What happens to an activist when the revolution ends? Forty Winters confronts idealism and the aftermath of the American Indian activist movement and how it is defined today.

Experimental Short
Pre-Occupied, 2013 (6:38)
Directors: Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe) and
R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. (Three Affiliated Tribes)
A presentation of filming words, the combination of film and poetry. Featuring a collaborative collage that reveals the distracted human mind at a particular point in history.

Music Video
Love of my Life, 2014 (3:00)
Director: Steven Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw)
The latest love song by Seminole R&B/Pop artist Spencer Battiest.

Narrative Short
Mohawk Midnight Runners, 2013 (16:12)
Director: Zoe Leigh Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk)
For Mature Audiences
When a Mohawk man, tragically loses his best friend he finds his way through his sorrow by remembering his departed friend’s favorite activity: streaking.

Miac Judges Choice
Kahayatle: A Journey of Everglades Restoration, 2014 (15:33)
Director: Darian Faroy and Written & Produced: Renée Manyari (Miccosukee)
Artist and Grandmother take inspiration from the Miccosukee way of life in the Everglades.

Youth 14–17
#nightslikethese, 2014 (10:00)
Co-Directors: Hannah Macpherson, Amber Midthunder (Assiniboine-Sioux) and
Shay Eyre (Lakota/Cheyenne/Arapaho)
When a night’s escape takes a disturbing turn for two teen girls, we learn just how disconnected and desensitized social media has made them.

Malady’s Muddy Waters, 2014 (6:03)
Director: Forrest Goodluck (Diné, Mandan-Hidatsa, Tsimshian)
A teen finds out he is HIV positive and deals with the fall out.


Sat, November 15, 2014
Thu, February 12, 2015
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IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
(888) 922-4242


IAIA Museum of Contemorary Native Arts (MoCNA) Helen Hardin Media Gallery
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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(888) 922-4242