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Youth Track

Facilitated by Artist and Filmmaker Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa-Choctaw)

Digital Meida Workshop

Steven Paul Judd

Music Workshop

PJ Vegas, Emcee One, Drezus, Classic Roots

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Youth Track Shorts Program

100 Deep - Drezus

Director: Tomás Karmelo Amaya (Yaqui/Zuni/Tarahumara)

Turtle Island | 2018 | 4 Mins | Music Video

An artist from East LA rejects the corporate structure where culture is frequently being extracted from her and her community.

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Director: Darcy Waite

Canada | 2018 | 5 Mins | Narrative Short

After taking custody of her younger brother, Danni and Brandon struggle to adjust to the new life during a routine visit from CFS. 


Director: Jaiden Mitchell (Akwesasne Mohawk)

Canada | 2018 | 12 Mins | Narrative Short

A Native American family moves back to the reservation and recovers a doll buried on church grounds. 

Definition of Resilience

Directors: Alexis Sallee and Tomás Karmelo Amaya (Yaqui/Zuni/Tarahumara)

Turtle Island | 2018 | 13 Mins | Documentary Short

“Definition of Resilience” is a documentary highlighting the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs. We hear personal stories from addiction and identity to boarding schools and generational trauma. These artists’ use powerful lyrical and artistic expression to uplift their communities and inspire youth. From Minnesota to Alaska, eight rappers bring insight and emotional rawness in exploring disconnection and reconnection to Native culture.


Director: Carrie Dada

United States | 2018 | 9 Mins | Narrative Short

A young girl is faced with regret as she attends the funeral of her friend. Was it a suicide? Or something else?

Kumeyaay Culture

Directors: Viejas Youth (Kumeyaay)

United States | 2018 | 4 Mins | Documentary Short

A look into the culture of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians through the eyes of their youth.


Director: Mark Lewis (Gila River and Sac & Fox Nations)

United States | 2016 | 10 Mins | Documentary Short

In the world of professional Mixed Martial Arts, Nikki Lowe stands out as one of the few Native Americans competing in the sport today. A fighter inside and outside of the cage, she continually strives to maintain her cultural identity as a Chickasaw Native, and is now focused on healing her body and soul from the latest tragedy to emerge in her life. She is beginning that recovery process by using both M.M.A and her warrior spirit.

Mni Wiconi: Water is Life

Directors: Miguel Antonio Genz and Jeremias Galante

United States | 2018 | 3 Mins | Animation

A short film on the environment and how the fossil fuel industry is affecting climate change.


Director: Isaiah Woods

United States | 2017 | 12 Mins | Documentary Short

Shattering stereotypes, Native takes a personal look into a family's life on a reservation in New Mexico.

One World

Director: Johnny Lee

United States | 2018 | 5 Mins | Music Video

New music video by Taboo of the Black-Eyed Peas and Mag7.

Turning Tables

Director: Chrisann Hessing

Canada | 2018 | 16 Mins | Documentary Short

Joshua DePerry (Ojibwe/Black Foot), also known as Classic Roots, is a Toronto-based music producer and performer pioneering “PowWow Techno.” Deftly navigating the two worlds that inspire his music, he puts his own spin on what it means to be urban and Indigenous.

Visualizing Southern California Tribal Culture

Director: Anderson Gould, Jr.

United States | 2018 | 15 Mins | Documentary Short

Tribal elders and knowledge bearers shared traditional basket making techniques to support efforts to preserve traditional knowledge unique to Southern California.

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