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Admission to the 2017 Soo Film Festival’s Native American Voices segment, screening Sunday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m., at the Soo Theatre, is FREE! Free admission to this program is made possible by the support of Kewadin Casinos.

Native Films this year are:
This is Who I Am— tells a story of a young woman who finds strength in her Native identity in the midst of a big city.  It premiered at the United Nations earlier this year.  

Hands to the Sky and Returning— “Hands to the Sky” and “Returning” are two experimental stop-motion animations created by an award-winning writer, designer, and artist of games, comics, transmedia, and animation, who is Anishinaabe, Métis, and Irish. Each uses visuals and music that arise from an Anishinaabe world view.  

The Stories We Share— The final film in the program, The Stories We Share, is a short documentary that discusses the challenges of reclaiming indigenous languages today.  The interviewees, many of them language instructors, are all from the local area: Bay Mills and Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan, and Garden River and Manitoulin Island in Ontario.  The director is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and a recent graduate of Michigan State University.

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