Join us April 7 - 9, 2016 for our fourth annual Native Crossroads Film Festival, "Elements"

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The fourth annual Native Crossroads Film Festival and Symposium returns from April 7—9, 2016, with the theme of Elements. We will showcase feature films, documentaries, animations, and short films that challenge us to consider Elements not only as resources of earth, water, air, and fire that have been protected, managed, or exploited, but also as fundamental pieces that come together to form key aspects of Indigenous life.

The festival will offer audiences the chance to see two-days’ worth of the most innovative works in Native cinema—which offers some of the most innovative work done anywhere. In panel discussions and keynote talks, filmmakers, scholars, tribal community representatives and activists will explore the theme of Elements from Indigenous perspectives. Native Crossroads will bring together diverse perspectives that help extend the work done in media, the academy, and communities.

We invite you to join us April 7—9 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chatauquah Avenue, Norman, where all films, speakers, and panels will be free and open to the public.

Native Crossroads is sponsored by the OU Film & Media Studies and The Department of Native American Studies, and is made possible by the generous support of the Chickasaw Nation, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost at the University of Oklahoma, The Norman Arts Council, and Jeanne Hoffman Smith. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact Karl Schmidt at 405-325-6639. 

ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT THE KERR AUDITORIUM IN THE SAM NOBLE OKLAHOMA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. (MAP)