Willie Eyre

The Baltimore Native American Film Festival happening tonight, is a chance to see short films by native filmmakers

The Baltimore Native American Film Festival happening tonight, is a chance to see short films by native filmmakers

Back in 2008, the National Museum of the American Indian curated a lengthy series titled “Film Indians Now!,” which put together a number of movies about—and more importantly by—native peoples. With the involvement of Chris Eyre, best known for "Smoke Signals,” and screenings of films like Kent Mackenzie's 1961 "The Exiles,” the festival highlighted a piece of film history and film scene often ignored or skipped over. I've thought about it a great deal since and the first Baltimore Native American Film Festival going on this week will do something similar for Native cinema on a local level. Curated by way of submissions,

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