Modern Native Americans in Cinema
Songs My Brothers Taught Me was first introduced at last year's Sundance Film Festival in Utah, then traveled to the Cannes Film Festival in France. The film, in which [Irene] Bedard is Co-executive producer and portrays the role of Lis Winters [a single mother] is, according to Bedard, the story of a young boy and girl from the Pine Ridge Reservation and the struggles that they face.
''The entirety of the film is meant to help people understand why someone wouldn't leave the Rez. A lot of people have asked me, 'Well, if it's so hard to find jobs, why don't you just leave?' The film answers that question.''
Conceived by Chloé Zhao, the film was four years in the making, during which time the Chinese-born writer and director lived on the Rez. ''As I became friends with some of the Lakota people living there, I became increasing
The Road of an Immigrant is Very LonelyWon't you please stand by me?
…. Rolf has never felt so alone. Despite all these friends…. Not one is offering any ground to stand on. It seems that Rolf help so many people and offers his shoulder for everyone to lean on….but then when Rolf need help the most, everyone either accidentally or purposely turns their backs with active or passive cause. Rolf not sad…..just very very disappointed in everyone.
Yesterday was utterly miserable. Rolf should stop trying to explain why immigration is good thing…. How my people are not criminals, that we're working very hard towards citizenship….that we're not taking your jobs because we can't get any. People just shake their heads and go, ''No, you're wrong, this is the way it should be.'' But how you know how things SHOULD be if you not even in that boat? How do you know if you never been to a foreign country where your opportunities are limited based on your status? Rolf wish people would
The Time is Nowhttp://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/12/12/3056221/fasting-ends-activists-will-be-back/
Silent battles….this isn't a war being fought with guns….no, just millions of people and one voice.
It's been long month and half, many weeks of fighting and fasting.
After 34 days of non-stop battle, Rolf need to desperately rest now… water dominates the mind and dust rides my tongue, preventing me from speaking in strong voice, nothing but whispers. Though Rolf is sick and tired, and my body has become a cage….Rolf WILL come back stronger. Oh yes, the battle is never over for us immigrants. And we believe strongly in a new tomorrow, and that NOW is the time for change. We may be tired, and we are going home to rest for the remainder of December….but come 2014, we will come back stronger and continue to fight this thing through to the end.
You think we're done? No, sir, think again. We are never done fighting. We want rights, and we want them N
My Body is a Cage</i>
((My voice has more strength today so I was able to sing as Rolf this time. Thanks Gabbie for the advice…I drank some tea and was able to get the raspiness out of my voice. Good news. I went to the doctor for a weigh in. I gained 4 pounds.
I'm still a skeleton but at least I'm gaining weight. And I'm feeling a bit better, and I'm able to speak more clearly instead of in whispers.))
What is allowed
Drawings, paintings, sculptures or any art featuring pro-immigration.
Literature, poetry, journals or any writings featuring pro-immigration.
Posters, manips, photo-manipulations and other graphic art featuring pro-immigration.
What is not allowed
Anti-immigration ANYTHING. This is a group, a safe haven for us without a voice to be heard. Anyone who does not support immigration or expresses hatred in any way, shape, or form is not welcome.
Stolen art will not be tolerated. Please only submit your own art.
That's it I think unless there's something I missed.
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