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Indigenous Film Festival 2023 – Seed Mother Screening
November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Slow Food Denver is partnering with the Indigenous Film Festival this year for the screening of Seed Mother: Coming Home. Read on to learn more about the film! At the screening, we will be joined by seed keeper Rowen White for an audience discussion/Q&A. The event is free to the public and will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science – Ricketson Theater (West Entrance).
Seed Mother: Coming Home, directors Mateo Hinojosa and Rowen White. In this poetic embodiment of the Indigenous Seed Rematriation movement, seeds show their full beauty for us to fall in love with, and so protect them. Through animated versions of Mohawk cosmology we are called to return to a personal relationship with our seeds, to bring Indigenous seeds home to their communities of origin, to join this Indigenous women-led movement – in short to bring The Good Life to the seeds as well as their communities. (The Cultural Conservancy and Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, 2021, 8 min.).
Seed Mother will be preceded by three films:
Puamon, director Josée Benjamin (Innu). When Wapikoni Mobile came to the community of Ekuanitshit, the director was inspired to document the journey of her son Jordan Maloney, now a boat captain like his father. Jordan describes his journey to becoming the captain of a fishing boat, and accompanied by his deckhand, he takes us out for a typical day on his boat fishing for whelk. In French with English subtitles. (Wapikoni Mobile, 2022, 5 min.).
Lyed Corn with Ash, director Candace Maracle. Made in the Kanien’kéha language in partnership with Bawaadan Collective, this lovely short filmpresents a traditional Haudenosaunee recipe. No subtitles. (2 min)
The Politics of Toheroa Soup, director Tiana Trego Hall. A pūkōrero about whānau, kai, and me. In this heartfelt documentary, Tiana Trego Hall tells the personal story of her whānau (family) and their traditional kai (food), the protected giant surf clam, toheroa. Once a plentiful food source for iwi(tribes) across New Zealand, toheroa were gathered to near collapse after word of their deliciousness spread around the world. 8)