Shot over two years, Mohawk Girls provides a surprising inside look at modern Indigenous youth culture. Deeply emotional yet unsentimental, it reveals the hope, despair, heartache and promise of growing up Indigenous at the beginning of the 21st century.
The FLEFF series is continually expanding. These are some titles we want to highlight this week.
Mohawk Girls (Tracey Deer, Canada, 2005)
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Maxim Pozdorovkin, Russia, 2014)
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer follows the court case of three members of the Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot after their performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.
Silenced Voices: Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile (Beate Arnestad, Norway, 2012)
Silenced Voices is a film about freedom of speech and messengers of truth. It shows how much individuals are willing to risk to bring information to light. The film focuses on personal encounters with exiled journalists from Sri Lanka who have been "silenced" and targeted for assassination because they exposed corruption, massacres of civilians and other war crimes committed by the state. As the treatment demonstrates, Sri Lanka ranks as one of the worse countries in Asia with respect to freedom of the press. Over the past few years, many outspoken journalists have been tortured or killed. Others have simply disappeared. At least 50 have fled the country.
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Davaa Byambasuren, Mongolia, 2005)
In Mongolia's Gobi desert, The Story of the Weeping Camel chronicles a camel belonging to a group of nomadic shepherds gives birth to a white calf. It's a rare occurrence, and the shepherds watch as the unusually-colored offspring is rejected by its mother. Without its mother's milk, the calf will die. To save its life, the nomads send two boys (Enkhbulgan Ikhbayar, Uuganbaatar Ikhbayar) on a journey across the desert to find a musician in the village whose song may compel the camel to accept its calf.
Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke, China, 2014)
In Touch of Sin, four outcasts on the edges of a rapidly changing China channel their rage into a bloody rampage
Go to the Ithaca College Library home page. You must be a current Ithaca College faculty, students, or staff.
Click on the tab at the top for FILM.
Then in search, enter in Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Series.
Start exploring the over 500 titles in this important collection.
FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT