Friday 14th October
5pm – 7.45pm
Liverpool Small Cinema, 57-59 Victoria St, L1 6DE
Free / Donations welcomed
Join the Liverpool Radical Film Festival and AKI (the Artivism Knowledge Initiative) for an evening of film that explores indigenous issues.
Double-Bill Part One: The Fight to Protect The Missouri River (5pm -6pm)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota, USA is currently at the centre of a galvonising protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Indigenous water protectors and their allies at the Sacred Stone, Oceti Sakowin and Red Warrior Camp are taking a stand against the pipeline that threatens their only source of drinking water, land and their cultural history. This event will present a series of curated short films on the issue, and ask our audience to reflect on the similar environmental issues and attacks on our land that we are facing.
Double-Bill Part Two: Liverpool premiere of Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things, 2016 (6pm onwards)
Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things is a feature documentary exploring the complexities of a remote Arctic community holding a LGBTQ pride celebration, directed by Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa. Following the screening a panel will join the audience in discussing the issues from the film. View the trailer here.
The event is a twinned screening with Native Spirit Film Festival, London and will be live-tweeted using the hashtags #TwoSoftThings #TSTTHT.
Please note seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. We will be collecting donations on the evening for the Sacred Stone Camp protectors.