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NOVEMBER 13-18, 2017
2017 FESTIVAL GUIDE
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Welcome.
When we started this journey a year ago in November
2016, we had a simple goal: to provide a forum for
lmmakers and artists who were documenting human
rights violations and social injustices through their work.
We werent sure what kind of response we would get to the rst
lm and arts festival of its kind in North Dakota. We were pleasantly
surprised to receive nearly 120 lm submissions from over 29 countries, and
art submissions from over 20 artists from ve dierent cities in two states.
And we were overwhelmed by the variety and quality of works submitted.
e lms youll see this week at the Fargo eatre include work from North
Dakota, from across the country and from around the world. Were grateful
to be able to represent so many dierent viewpoints. e nal schedule of 22
lms represents eight countries.
e artwork from painters, photographers, illustrators and sculptors on
display at the Spirit Room includes the work of over 20 talented individuals
from Bismarck, Edgeley, Grand Forks, Fargo and Minneapolis.
On behalf of the entire team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the very rst
North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival right here in Fargo. ank
you for supporting the important work of these lmmakers and artists.
We hope you enjoy the programming our Jury has selected for you, and we
hope that you leave the festival inspired by the individuals working to protect
our fundamental human rights.
With love and respect,
2017 Festival Chair,
Executive Director, e Human Family
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WEDNESDAY
NOVEMBER 15, 2017
WEDNESDAY
7:00 Invocation
The Rev. Grace Murray, People’s United Church of Christ
The Rev. Grace Murray is pastor of the newly formed
People’sUnitedChurchof Christ,anopenandarming
congregationwithastrongsocialjusticemission.Sheisa
graduateof DukeDivinitySchool.Alongtimeadvocatefor
humanrights,sheseekstocreatespaceforallvoicesinour
community.Mostrecently,shewasanorganizerof the
FMStandingforHumanityRally.
7:05 Arrested (Again)
Documentary Short | United States (NY)
Director/Editor: Dan Goldes
ActivistKarenTopakianhasbeenarresteddozensof times
forusingnonviolentcivildisobediencetoprotestnuclear
proliferation,humanrightsabuses,environmentalissuesand
war.Whatdriveshertorepeatedlyputherbodyontheline?
Inturnslightheartedandmoving,Karensstoryspeakstothe
needforAmericans(nowmorethanever)toexercisethis
importantFirstAmendmentright.
7:10 Limit
Narrative Short | Islamic Republic of Iran
Director/Writer/Editor: Javad Daraei
Amaninaquietareaasksforhelpfromthepeoplehesees.
Someoneentersthehouse,andsuddenly…
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WEDNESDAY
7:17 Brooklyn Love Tales
Documentary Short | United States (NY)
Director/Producer: Anthony Di Salvo
Apersonalglimpseintothelivesof threeuniquemarried
coupleswithdevelopmentaldisabilitieslivinginBrooklyn:
TheShapiros,theMooresandtheFreilichs.
7:29 e Invisible War on Blood
Student Filmmaker | United States (MN)
Director/Writer: Ishwari Rajak
Whenwomenandgirlsdonothavethesameopportunities
asmenandboystoparticipateinlifeorhavetheirlives
threatenedsimplybecausetheymenstruate,
menstruationbecomesahumanrightsissue.
7:38 Shala
Narrative Short | Brazil (Pará)
Director/Producer/Writer: João Inácio
“Shala”isthestoryof Pedro,ayoungboylivinginan
orphanageintheAmazonwhohasahardtimebeing
adoptedbecauseof severalprejudices,whichincludethe
cruelindierenceof adoptiveparentstowardschildrenin
hisagegroup.Theboycreatessituationstodrawthe
attentionof adoptiveparents,whileatthesametimecreating
animaginaryfriendshipwithhisonlytoy,adoll
namedShala.
7:48 Le Diable est dans les Détails
(e Devil is in the Details)
Narrative Short | France (Île-de-France)
Director/Writer: Fabien Gorgeart
1859.Alexina,atraineeschoolteacherintheyounggirl’s
conventwhereshegrewup,suersfromunbearablepains.
Afterexamination,thedoctorndsoutsheisa
hermaphrodite.Accordingtohim,sincemasculinityprevails
overall,Alexinaisaman.Shehasnootherchoicethanto
leaveherschoolasquicklyaspossible,losingherclosest
friend,Henriette.
WEDNESDAY CONTINUED
WEDNESDAY
8:19 Sisak
Narrative Short | India (Mumbai)
Director/Producer/ Writer: Faraz Arif Ansari
Arst-of-its-kindsilentLGBTQlminIndia,“Sisak”makes
wavesbeforethevisualsof thisshorthittheshore.Setin
thefast-pacedenvironsof theusuallybustlingMumbailocal
train system, it details a romance that develops slowly and
intoxicatingly,nestledinthesilencesandquietcomfortsof the
end-of-daytrainjourneys.
8:33 Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired
Documentary Feature | Costa Rica
Director/Writer: Dawn Engle
This is the story of a tiny country that made a decision to do
somethingthatnoothercountryhadeverdone:toabolish
its army and declare peace to the world. The story of one
mantryingtostoptheproliferationof weapons
worldwide:formerpresidentof CostaRicaand1987Nobel
PeacePrizeWinnerOscarSanchezArias.
9:33 Panel: How to Access Human Rights in
North Dakota and Minnesota
Moderator: North Dakota Rep. Joshua Boschee
Joinnonprotandgovernmentalorganizationsfora
discussionabouthowtoaccessyourhumanrightsin
NorthDakotaandMinnesota.Organizationswill
sharetheirworkandprotections,andidentifyhow
individuals can access their services.
Panelists:JenniferCook,NorthDakotaChapter
of theACLU;DaveLanpher,Cityof FargoHumanRelations
Commission;KevinLindsey,MinnesotaDepartmentof
HumanRights;BarryNelson,NorthDakota
HumanRightsCoalition;MichelleRydz,HighPlains
FairHousingCenter.
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WEDNESDAY
Joshua Boschee, Moderator
North Dakota House of Representatives
Mr.BoscheeisinhissecondtermintheNorthDakota
Houseof Representatives,whereheservesontheAdministrative
RulesCommittee,HouseAgricultureCommitteeandHouse
Industry,BusinessandLaborCommittee.Whileinthe
House,hehasworkedonlegislationtosupporttheLGBTQ
community,low-incomeNorthDakotansandadvocating
forstrongermentalandbehavioralhealthservices.
Jennifer Cook
Policy Director, North Dakota Chapter of the ACLU
Ms. CookjoinedtheACLUin2014afterclerkingfor
MagistrateJudgeKarenK.Kleinof theUnitedStates
DistrictCourtfortheDistrictof NorthDakotain
Fargo.Ms.Cookearnedherundergraduatedegreein
masscommunicationfromNDSU.Sheisalsoagraduate
of theUNDSchoolof Lawandalicensedattorney
inNorthDakota.
Dave Lanpher
Commissioner, City of Fargo Human Relations Commission
Since1988,Mr.Lanpherhasbeenabrokerassociate
atParkCo.RealtorsinFargo,ND.Hehasadegreein
historyfromAsburyUniversityandMasterof Divinity
fromtheAllianceTheologicalSeminaryinNyack,NY.
Hehasbeenamemberof theFargoHumanRelations
Commissionsince2008andwaschairpersonfrom
2009to2014.
Kevin Lindsey
Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
CommissionerLindseywasappointedtotheMinnesota
Departmentof HumanRightsinFebruary2011.Hehas
morethan25yearsof experienceresolvingcomplexlegal
andpublicpolicyquestionsasanattorneyintheprivate
andpublicsectors.Ascommissioner,Lindseyisresponsible
foradepartmentwhosemissionistomakeMinnesota
discrimination free.
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WEDNESDAY
Barry Nelson
North Dakota Human Rights Coalition
Mr.Nelsonisaself-describedcommunityactivist,and
currentlyisanorganizerfortheNorthDakotaHuman
RightsCoalition.Healsoservesasacommissioneronthe
FargoHumanRelationsCommission.Asocialworkerby
profession,hehasworkedinstate,countyandprivate
humanserviceorganizations,spentover20yearsworking
withrefugeeresettlementandappreciatesthegenerosityof
peoplewithinmarginalizedpopulationsforhelpingwithhis
educationaroundtheneedforhumanrightsactivism.
Michelle Rydz
Executive Director, High Plains Fair Housing Center
Ms.Rydzisfounderandexecutivedirectorof the
HighPlainsFairHousingCenterandafoundingmember
of NorthDakotaUnitedAgainstHate.Ms.Rydz
studiedfairhousinglaw,testingpractices,andthecomplaint
processattheJohnMarshallFairHousingLegalSupport
CenterinChicago.ShehasalsostudiedwiththeNational
FairHousingAlliance.Sheadvocatesforvictimsof housing
discriminationinNorthDakota.Ms.Rydzbeganhercareer
asacommunityorganizerinChicagoandlaterworkedwith
theNationalDemocraticInstituteondevelopingadvocacy
projectsinRomaniaafterthefallof communism.
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NOVEMBER 16, 2017
7:00 Invocation
Mahmoud Toumeh
Mr.Toumeh,aSyrian-American,isagraduatestudentat
NDSUstudyingpublichealth.HehaslivedinFargoforover
13years.PriortolivinginFargo,ToumehlivedinSyria,
SaudiArabiaandtheUnitedArabEmirates.Heisan
aspiringphysicianandhumanrightsactivist.
7:05 e Orange Story
Narrative Short | United States (NY)
Director: Erika Street Hopman
February1942.PresidentRooseveltsignsExecutiveOrder
9066,whichauthorizestheforced“relocation”of 120,000
ethnic Japanese from their homes and into incarceration
campsthroughouttheU.S.KojiOshimaistheproudowner
of asmallcornergrocerystore,buthemustnowabandon
everythingandreporttoanassemblycenter.Hisbelongings,
hisbusiness–everythingmustbesoldorleftbehind,except
whathecancarryinonelargeduelbag.
7:18 e Forgotten
Narrative Short Film | United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
Director/Writer/Editor: Dia Zaiem
An18-year-oldmanisheldindetentionforveyears.
Afterbeingreleased,heisforcedtoacceptthedramatic
changesinhislifeintheaftermathof histragedy.
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“Echoes of Incarceration” is an award-winning documentary initiative produced by youth with
incarcerated parents. The films explore the issue of mass incarceration and its effects on families
and creates documentary films told from the life experiences of the filmmakers themselves.
The films give a voice to one of the largest and most invisible social issues of our times,
and harnesses the intelligence, energy and creativity of young people to rethink our
understandings of crime and punishment.
Join us for a screening of these important films. A panel discussion moderated by Adam Martin
of the F5 Project will follow the screening, featuring the stories of local individuals who
have experienced incarceration on both sides of the prision wall.
FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FREEWILL DONATIONS ACCEPTED
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ECHOES OF INCARCERATION
Tuesday, December 5
Doors Open at 6:30 | Screening begins at 7
a documentary initative produced by
youth with incarcerated parents
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THURSDAY CONTINUED
7:18 A Share of Share
Narrative Short Film | Islamic Republic of Iran
Director/Producer/Writer: Kaveh Jahed
Inarefugeecamptent,themanof afamilyprotestsafood
problem.
7:28 Unwelcome
Documentary Short | United States (NY)
Director/Producer/Writer: Ida Theresa Myklebost
“Unwelcome”takesanunusualapproachcoveringthe
Syrianwarbygivingthemicrophonetoa6-year-oldrefugee
boyandlettinghimnarratethelmhimself.In
“Unwelcome,”wemeetMenwar,wholivesinatentatagas
stationinGreece.Heandhisfamilyedthebloodyconictin
Syria,hopingtostartanewlife.“Unwelcome”brings
youstraightintotheaction,fear,dramaandchaosthese
childrenareforcedtolivethroughwhileontherun–allof it
narratedbyMenwar,andshownthroughtheeyesof achild.
7:43 Remember Everything,
to Not Forget Anyone
Documentary Short | Italy (Milan)
Director: Paolo Caspani
MarcoPietrantuonoisoneof theveryfewestablishedItalian
hyperthymesiacs-peoplewithanextraordinary
autobiographicalmemory.Herecitesthenamesof the
victimsof October32013,whenmorethan500emigrants
diedwhileattemptingtoreachEurope.If thevictims’names
aredeclaredbyapersonwhowillneverforgetthem,theywill
beremembered,thussymbolicallyalive,forever.
7:46 Here You Are
Student Filmmaker | United States (CA)
Director: Tyma Hezam
Almsheddinglightonthepost-traumaticstressdisorders
andthementalhealthissuesof refugeesaftertheirarrivalto
their destination.
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7:51 Warehoused: e Forgotten Refugees of Daadab
Documentary Feature | United States (CA)
Director/Producer: Asher Emmanuel and Vincent Vittorio
Anestimated12millionpeopleliveinrefugeecamps
worldwide,andonly0.1percentareresettled,repatriatedor
integratedintonormalsocietyeachyear.Thefeature-length
documetary“Warehoused”explorestheplightof long-term
refugeesthroughaglimpseintothelivesof thoselivingin
Daadab,Kenya,oneof theworld’slargestrefugeecamps.
Weseethecamp’sinnerworkingsthroughonemans
journeytodoeverythinginhispowertoprovideforhis
family.However,thismansstoryisnotunique;itaccentuates
themuchlargerproblemsthatlong-termrefugeeshavefaced
forcenturies.OrganizationsliketheUNHCRworktoprovide
assistancetorefugees,buttheseareonlytemporaryxesto
oftenprotractedrefugeecrises.“Warehoused”tellsthestory
of thesecourageousmenandwomenandhowtheystruggle
throughhostilecircumstancestondaplacetheycan
call home.
9:33 Panel: e Refugee Experience
Moderator: Darci Asche, Director of Development,
New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment
JoinlmmakerAsherEmmanuelasheshareshisexperiences
travelingaroundtheworldandtoWillmar,Minnesotatotell
thestoriesof refugeeslivinginDadaab.Representativesfrom
WillmarSeniorHighSchoolwillbeonhandtosharetheir
experienceswithculturalintegrationinaMinnesotahigh
school,andformerrefugeeswillsharetheirpersonal
experiencesastheytraveledfromaroundtheworldtonow
callFargo-Moorheadtheirhome.
Panelists:AsherEmmanuel,Director/Editorof
“Warehoused”;PaulSchmitz,Principal,WillmarSeniorHigh
School;MohamedHassan,CulturalLiasion,WillmarSenior
HighSchool;LaetitiaMizeroHellerud,Author/UBUNTU
Consulting;AbdiAhmed,GraduateStudent,UND;
MuhendAbakar,GreenCardVoices.
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Darci Asche, Moderator
Director of Development,
New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment
Ms.AschehasspentherentirelifeinNorthDakota,
buthasmettheworldthroughherworkinrefugee
resettlement,immigrationandvolunteering.Sherst
volunteeredtoteachEnglishtorefugeesfromPoland
who were resettled in her hometown of Gwinner.
Shecontinuedtovolunteerwiththeresettlementprogram
untilshebecametheresourcedevelopmentcoordinator
fortheLutheranSocialServicesof NorthDakota
resettlementprogramin1995.Herworkwiththe
resettlementprogramevolvedovertheyears,including
servingastheassistantdirector.In2015,after20years
withLSSND,Ms.Asche“retired”andbegan
volunteeringasthedirectorof developmentwiththe
NewAmericanConsortiumforWellnessandEmpowerment.
Muhend Abakar
Green Card Voices
Mr.AbakarisastudentatSouthHighSchoolinFargo.
Borninthecityof Nyala,Sudan,hespenttherstfour
yearsof hislifeinSudanbeforemovingtoEgyptwith
hisfamily.WhenherstarrivedinEgypt,hewassaddened
bytheracismheencounteredandhadadiculttime
socializing.Mr.Abakareventuallymademanyfriendsby
playingsocceranddiscoveredhoweasyitistomeetpeople
throughsports.Whilehewasexcitedaboutmovingto
America,Muhendwassadtoleavebehindhisfriendsand
familyinEgypt.Mr.Abakarwasshockedwhenherst
arrivedinAmerica.Fromthesnowfallingfromtheskyto
theEnglishlanguage,everythingwasforeigntohim.
Asher Emmanuel
Director/Editor, “Warehoused”
Mr.Emmanuelisadirector/editorwhohascreated
musicvideos,brandedcontent,shortlms,television
showsanddocumentaries.Hehasworkedwithbrands
suchastheHistoryChannelandHomeDepot,andhis
workhasairedonnetworktelevision.Hisrst
featuredocumentary,“Warehoused,”centersontheworld’s
largestrefugeecampinDadaab,Kenya.Mr.Emmanuel
isdeeplyinterestedinidentifyingaictionallhumanbeings
encounter,tracingtheuniqueandoftensurprisingwaysit
can dramatically unfold.
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Laetitia Mizero Hellerud
Author, “Being at Home in the World,” Owner of UBUNTU Consulting
Ms.MizeroHellerudwasresettledasarefugeefromBurundi
inthefallof 1998andhasresidedintheF-Mcommunitysince
then.SheholdsaBAdegreeinEnglishliteratureandlinguistics
fromtheUniversityof BurundiandaMSdegreeinmanagement
fromtheUniversityof Mary.Shecurrentlyservesonseveral
boardsandcommittees,includingtheFargoHuman
RelationsCommission,theNewAmericanConsortium
forWellnessandEmpowerment,andtheF-MSymphony
Orchestra.Ms.MizeroHellerudworkedforLutheranSocial
Servicesof NorthDakotainseveralcapacitiesforacombined
10yearsbetween1999and2015,mostrecentlyservingasthe
directorof thenewamericansprogramandstaterefugee
coordinator.ShealsoworkedforSENDCAAHeadStart
programfrom2002to2012andcoordinatedatransitional
housingprogramthroughLakes&PrairiesCommunity
ActionPartnershipinMoorhead.
Paul Schmitz
Principal, Willmar Senior High School
Mr.SchmitzhasbeenintheWillmarSchoolDistrictfor
23yearsasateacher,coach,athleticdirectorandassistant
principal.HeisinhisseventhyearastheprincipalofWillmar
SeniorHighSchool.Marriedwithfourchildren,threeof his
childrenaregraduatesof WillmarSeniorHighSchool.He
currentlyhasajuniordaughterattheschool.Willmar
SeniorHighSchoolisahighlydiverseschoolinrural
western Minnesota.
Abdi Osman
Graduate Student, UND
Mr.OsmanwasborninSomalia,andhisparentsed
fromSomaliatoDadaabrefugeecampwhenhewas3
yearsold.Mr.OsmanlivedinDadaab,speciallyinIfo,the
oldestof theverefugeecampsinDadaab,formore
than20years.Hecompletedelementary,middleand
highschoolinIfo.Afterhighschool,Mr.Osmanhasworked
as a schoolteacher and child protection community
trainerwithSavetheChildren.Mr.Osmanwalkedoutof the
refugeecamptothecapitalcityof Kenya(Nairobi)without
theknowledgeof anyrelativeorfamilymember.The
reasonformovingoutof thecampwasbecauseof his
personalgoalsandlackof minimalopportunitiesatthecamp.
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7:00 Invocation
Willard Yellow Bird Jr.
Mr.YellowBirdJr.isthecurrentculturalplannerforthe
Cityof Fargo,andactsastheliaisonfortheCityof Fargo’s
NativeAmericanCommission.NativeAmericanuteplayer
DarrenThompsonwillperfompriortotheinvocation.
7:05 Missing Indigenous
Narrative Short | United States (OR)
Director/Editor: LaRonn Katchia
Setinaruralreservationtown,“MissingIndigenous”begins
astwodetectives,playedbySolomonTrimble(SamUleyof 
“Twilight”),andIsaacTrimble(producer)investigatethe
homicideof ayoungwomanmarkedwithakiller’sdeadly
signature.Withtheassistanceof entomologistBrettRivers,
playedbyactorDavidVelarde,thedetectivessoonrealize
Brettmayhavealeadonthismurderer’slethaltrademark.
Takingthemonamysteriousjourneythroughthedense
forests of the reservation, the detectives are soon on the trail
of anelusive,facelesskiller.Whatunfoldsisaheart-wrenching
story of a silent epidemic, the disappearance of
NativeAmericanandindigenouswomen.
7:10 Peacekeeper
Student Filmmaker | United States (FL)
Director/Producer: Nicholas Markart and Tyler Knutt
NativeAmericansfromStandingRockspeakoutonthe
pipeline, the repetition of history, and their roles as water
protectorsinastruggleformodernsovereignty.
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7:17 STOXHU – Water
Documentary Short | United States (ND)
Director/Producer: Justin Deegan
Ashortsilentlmusingdronefootage,time-lapse
photography,stillphotosandstockfootageof the
OcetiSakowinpipelineresistancecamponthe
StandingRockSiouxTerritoryof theGreatSiouxNation.
7:29 Dont Forget the Water
Documentary Short | United States (ND)
Director/Writer: Samual Sprynczynatyk
OnSeptember7,2016,groupsfromaroundthecountry
gatheredinBismarcktobeginatwodayjourneydownthe
MissouriRiverinprotestof theDakotaAccessPipeline.
Thisminidocumentarywasshotduringthedepartureof 
theirjourney.
7:32 e Cleanup Story: at Never
Made the News
Documentary Short | United States (ND)
Director/Producer/ Writer: James Kambeitz and Karen Van Fossan
Inresponsetoforcibleevacuationordersfromstateand
federal authorities, water protectors and allies from
NorthDakotaspentthewintercleaninguptheOcetiSakowin
campandsalvagingsuppliesbeforetheyreachedthelandll.
Localmediatoldaverydierentstory.Thisisthecleanup
storythatdidnotmakethenews.
7:45 No Reservations
Narrative Short | Canada (ND)
Director/ Writer: Trevor Carroll
Whatif themoccasinwasontheotherfoot?
“NoReservations”ispoliticalsatireinspiredbytrue-life
events,givingahypotheticallookatwhatlifewouldbelike
if therolesinStandingRockwerereversed.Protestseruptas
anupper-middle-classCaucasianneighborhoodattemptsto
thwarttheconstructionof apipelinefromanIndigenous
Corporation.
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7:56 Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock
Documentary Feature | United States (NY)
Directed by: Myron Dewey, Josh Fox and James Spione
Awake”documentsthepeacefulresistanceof theStanding
RockSiouxTribetotheDakotaAccessPipeline,which
threatensthedrinkingwaterof 18millionpeopleand
indigenoussovereignty.TheStandingRockSiouxTribe
capturedtheworld’sattentionthroughtheirpeaceful
resistanceagainsttheU.S.government’splanto
constructanoilpipelinethroughtheirland.
9:30 Panel: Reections of Standing Rock
Moderator: Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Director, Tribal and Indigenous
Peoples Studies program; Professor, Department of Sociology
and Anthropology
JoinlmmakersFlorisWhiteBull,MyronDeweyand
MargaretLandinandwaterprotectorLayhaSpoonhunteras
theyreectayearoutfromthepeacefulresistancetothe
DakotaAccessPipeline.Panelistswillsharetheirexperiences
andtheirthoughtsonhowcommunitiescanaddress
oppression,injusticeandclimatechangeinNorthDakota
andbeyond.
Panelists:FlorisWhiteBull,AdvisorandCo-Writer,“Awake”;
MyronDewey,Director,“Awake”;MargaretLandin,
Narrator,“Peacekeeper”;LayhaSpoonhunter,memberof
theInternationalIndigenousYouthCouncil.
Michael Yellow Bird, Ph.D., Moderator
Director, Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies program,
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Dr.MichaelYellowBirdisacitizenof theThreeAliated
Tribes,(Mandan,HidatsaandArikara).Hejoinedthe
NorthDakotaStateUniversityfacultyinthefallof 2014.He
hasheldfacultyand/oracademicadministrativeappointmentsat
theUniversityof BritishColumbia,Universityof Kansas,Arizona
StateUniversity,andHumboldtStateUniversity.Heisprofessorand
directorof theTribalIndigenousStudiesprogramatNDSU.His
teaching,writing,researchandcommunityworkfocuson
IndigenousPeoples’health,leadershipandculturalrights;the
eectsof colonizationandmethodsof decolonization;
decolonizingsocialworkapproaches;decolonizingwarand
militaryservice;neurodecolonizationandmind-bodyapproaches;
neuroscienceandIndigenousPeoples;traditionalmindfulness
andcontemplativepractices;ancestralandpaleoeatingand
lifestyle;andtherightsof MotherEarth.
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Floris White Bull
Advisor and Co-Writer, “Awake”
FlorisWhiteBullisthedaughterof MarkF.WhiteBull
(Lakota)andPatriciaAnnLoretto(Pueblo).RaisedatStanding
Rock,shegraduatedsummacumlaudewithdegreesinEnergy
TechnologyandNativeAmericanstudiesfromSittingBull
CollegeandiscurrentlypursuingadegreeinEnvironmental
Science.
Layha Spoonhunter
Member, International Youth Council
Forovernineyears,LayhaSpoonhunterhasbeenastrong
advocateforAmericanIndianyouth.Amemberof theEastern
Shoshone,NorthernArapahoandOglalaLakota,hehasbeen
inspiredtoleadothersbylearningaboutthegreatchiefsand
warriorslikeSittingBull,CrazyHorse,WashakieandBlackCoal.
Spoonhunterservedin2008astheyoungestNativeAmerican
delegateforthenSen.vBarackObama.Hedancedinthe
2009and2013inaugurationsof PresidentObama,representing
boththeEasternShoshoneandNorthernArapahoTribes.He
wasinStandingRockforfourmonthshelpingwiththe
InternationalIndigenousyouthcouncilaswellastheindigenous
mediateam.Hehelpedtoorganizethevariouslettersof support
StandingRockreceivedfromtribesandorganizations
nationwide as well as worldwide.
Myron Dewey
Director, “Awake”
Mr.Dewey’sdronefootagemadehimoneof themost
importantjournalisticvoicestocomeoutof theStandingRock
movement.Founderandownerof DigitalSmokeSignals,
Mr.DeweyisNewe-Numah/Paiute-ShoshonefromtheWalker
RiverPaiuteTribe,AguiDiccuttaBand(TroutEaters)and
TemokeShoshone.Heisaprofessor,lmmaker/editor,digital
storyteller,historicaltraumatrainer,droneoperatorandjournalist.
DigitalSmokeSignal’sgoalistohelpbridgethedigitaldivide
throughoutIndianCountryandindigenizemediathrough
indigenouseyeswithculturalcorevalues(culture,reciprocity,
respectandfamily).
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SATURDAY
SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 18, 2017
5:00 Art Reception and Festival Awards Ceremony
The Spirit Room | 111 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102
5 to 7 p.m.
JoinusattheSpiritRoomindowntownFargotocelebrate
theworkof 2D,3Dandperformanceartistswhoseworks
engageandfacilitatediscussionaroundlocalandworld-wide
humanrightsissuesandtopics.Beveragesandappetizerswill
beprovided.AperformancebyNativeAmericanutest
DarrenThompsontakeplaceduringtheevening.Foodwillbe
cateredbytheHimalayanYak.
5:30 Artist Reections
JoinartistsAnnaJohnson,JoeLarson,andJackSadatasthey
sharetheinspirations,motivations,andpersonalmeanings
behindtheirworksintheHumanRightsArtsFestival.
6:00 Festival Awards Ceremony
Joinusaswereectonthewinnersof the2017Human
RightsFilmFestival,announcethewinnersof theHuman
RightsArtsFestival,andannouncethe2017HumanRights
Film&ArtsFestival“Bestof Show”winners.Wewillalso
announcethe2017WestphalHumanRightsGrantrecipient.
NORTH DAKOTA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL
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NORTH DAKOTA
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA
NOVEMBER 12-17, 2018
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