By Indiewire | Indiewire November 1, 2002 at 2:0AM
2003 Sundance Film Festival Native Forum
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(indieWIRE: 12.04.02) -- The Native Forum Lineup for the 2003 Sundance Film Festival:
"Is the Crown at War With Us?," directed by Alanis Obomsawin
A feature documentary offering a gripping portrait of the Esgenoopetitj Mi'gmaq First Nation during the summer of 2000 as the Canadian government appears to wage war on the community for exercising their inherent and court-affirmed fishing rights.
"Pikutiskaau (Mother Earth)," directed by Shirley Cheechoo
A feature-length documentary tracing the Cree philosophy of Mother Earth and the responsibilities of the Cree people to honor her and those who continue to give life to the Cree people.
"Cradlesong," directed by Darlene Naponse
A musically-driven dramatic feature with original songs that create a journey through the consequences and realities of a rural Native community leading up to one character's moment of madness.
"Beneath Clouds," directed by Ivan Sen
A deliberately paced story of two youth who meet up hitchhiking on the road to Sydney. Both are indigenous Aborigine, though Lena is blonde and blue-eyed; Vaughn is "black" by Australian standards. They share a road journey for a moment before fully sharing their commonalities in life.