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Native films to look out for at Sundance 2018

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In an exciting start to the New Year, Mud (Hashtl’ishnii) written and directed by Shaadiin Tome, Diné, will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

This will be a significant year for indigenous filmmakers at Sundance. Here are some other new films that you should add to your watch list, sourced from the Sundance Institute’s website:

Feature films include:

Deirdra & Laney Rob a Train. Director: Sydney Freeland, Diné

Dolores. Director: Peter Bratt, Quechua

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World. Executive Producers: Stevie Salas, Apache, Tim Johnson, Mohawk

Sami Blood. Director: Amanda Kernell, Sámi

Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock. Director: Cody Lucich, Maidu Tribe in Northern California

Short films include:

My Father’s Tools. Director: Heather Condo, Micmac

Nutag. – Homeland. Director: Alisi Telengut, Mongolian

Shinaab. Director: Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr., Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Visions of an Island. Director: Sky Hopinka, Ho-Chunk/Pechanga

Special events include:

Rise. Director: Michelle Latimer, Métis/Algonquin

According to Sundance Institute’s website, “More lineup announcements, including Shorts, new-this-year Indie Episodic and New Frontier, are forthcoming…”

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival will host screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City, and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18-28 in Utah.

For more information, visit sundance.org.

By Boderra Joe

Sun Correspondent