Native Shorts presented by Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program

"Native Shorts presented by Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program" is a series that will feature short films produced, premiered or showcased at the Sundance Film Festival through its Native American and Indigenous Program, followed by a brief discussion with hosts Ariel Tweto and the Sundance Institute's own Bird Runningwater.

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Unborn Biru

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Hawaiki / Fainting Spells

On this episode of Native Shorts hosts Ariel Tweto (Inupiaq) and Bird Runningwater (Northern Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache) discuss the film Hawaiki.The film tells of a refuge called Hawaiki created by children of the Okiwi School as a refuge with spiritual and metaphysical connections for the Maori people. They also screen and discuss Fainting Spells.

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Monibimaadiziwin / Lichen

On this episode of Native Shorts hosts Ariel Tweto (Iñupiaq) and Bird Runningwater (Northern Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache) discuss the contemporary love story Monibimaadiziwin as well as the film Lichen, a biological documentary shot for iMax.

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Little Chief / The Fourfold

On this episode of Native Shorts hosts Ariel Tweto (Iñupiaq) and Bird Runningwater (Northern Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache) discuss Little Chief featuring renown Blackfoot actress Lilly Gladstone. They also discuss the Mongolian language film The Fourfold.

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The Moon and the Night (Ka Mahina a Me Ka Po)

Ariel and Bird discuss the film The Moon and the Night (Ka Mahina a Me Ka Po).

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Fast Horse / Throat Singing in Kangirsuk

On this episode of Native Shorts hosts Ariel Tweto (Inupiaq) and Bird Runningwater (Northern Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache) discuss the film Fast Horse, an Inside look at Indian Horse relays. They also screen and discuss Throat Singing in Kangirsuk featuring Inuit throat singing.