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California Indian  (2011) / Older Than America  (2008)

California Indian (2011)
December 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Georgina Lightning, Timothy Andrew Ramos.

California Indian (2011)

Directed by
Timothy Andrew Ramos (Pomo).

A shady Caucasian casino investor attempts to railroad a California tribe into selling their gaming rights to him, but there are individuals who see through the scheme, including a talk show host who returns to the reservation to visit his ailing mother.  Director Timothy Andrew Ramos explores the political and social issues that have arisen alongside the rise of casinos on reservation lands.

Against The Wind Productions.  Producer: Chris Eyre, Tim Ramos.  Screenwriter: Timothy Andrew Ramos.  Cinematographer: Duane Humeyestewa.  Editor: Peter Fuller.  Cast: Gary Farmer, Mark Boone Junior, Timothy Andrew Ramos, Gil Birmingham, Julia Jones.

Digital video, color, 90 min.

Older Than America (2008)

Directed by
Georgina Lightning (Cree).

Rain, a young Native American woman, begins to have dreams and visions she can’t explain, making her fearful that she may be losing her mind, just like her mother who was, institutionalized 20 years earlier.  Meanwhile, a priest is attempting to keep the dark history of the local reservation school under wraps.

Older Than America.  Producer: Christine K. Walker.  Screenwriter: Georgina Lightning, Christine K. Walker.  Cinematographer: Shane F. Kelly.  Editor: Clayton Condit, Michael R. Miller.  Cast: Adam Beach, Tantoo Cardinal, Bradley Cooper, Glen Gould, Dan Harrison.

HDCam, color, 102 min.