Coconuts & Indians
PI Filmmakers at AIFF
Pacific Islanders screened films in the 31st annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco Nov 2-10. Both are award nominees.
Sarah del Seronde (Dine) and Paul Stoll (Tongan) debuted Making the River, a documentary tracing the protracted legal battles of American Indian prisoner Jimi Simmons. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature.
Karin Williams (Aotearoa/Cook Is) screened Yukon Circles, documenting tribal environmental protection on the Yukon River in Alaska and Canada over the past decade. Nominated for Best Documentary Short.