Indigenous Peoples Day: Shorts Showcase

Indigenous Peoples Day: Shorts Showcase

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, join Levine Museum of the New South and Independent Picture House for a short film screening night featuring works of Indigenous artists and NC-based students. 



Independent Picture House | 4237 Raleigh Street  Charlotte NC, 20213




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About the Films

ᎡᏘᏴ ᏥᎾᎾᏛᏁᎮ ᎠᏰᎵᏐ ᎾᏛᏁᎰ (She Carries On) Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina is a tight-knit community of the remaining members of the Cherokee tribe, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. One of the tribes’ cultural traditions still practiced is the game of stickball. In the year 2000, nearly 100 women: mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, and friends, took the field to play and exercise the matriarchal spirit that the Cherokee were known for. ᎡᏘᏴ ᏥᎾᎾᏛᏁᎮ ᎠᏰᎵᏐ ᎾᏛᏁᎰ / She Carries On tells the story of these women, how and why they played, and what the game means to them and their families, and the future of the Cherokee people.

ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) Filmed on the Qualla Boundary and Cherokee Nation, ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) – pronounced “oo-day-yo-nuh” – explores expressions of reciprocity within Cherokee communities, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker. ᎤᏕᏲᏅ is a reflection on tradition, language, land, and a commitment to maintaining balance. This film was created in collaboration with independent artists from both Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 

Pili Ka MoʻoThe Fukumitsu ʻOhana (family) of Hakipuʻu are Native Hawaiian taro farmers and keepers of this generational practice. While much of Oʻahu has become urbanized, Hakipuʻu remains a kīpuka (oasis) of traditional knowledge where great chiefs once resided, and their bones still remain. The Fukumitsus are tossed into a world of complex real estate and judicial proceedings when nearby Kualoa Ranch, a large settler-owned corporation, destroys their familial burials to make way for continued development plans.


Student films

Lumbee Art – Some of Pembroke’s most renowned artists, talk about what they do and why, particularly in relation to keeping connected to their cultures. 

Symbols of the Lumbee Culture – Lumbee Tribe members share key symbols for their tribe and identity.  


Sponsored By

Levine Museum of the New South Climates of Inequality City of Charlotte Infusion Fund Foundation For The Carolinas Event Image

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Oct 09, 2023


6:00 pm


Independent Picture House
4237 Raleigh Street  Charlotte NC, 20213
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