Indigenous Film Festival

Indigenous Film Festival

Indigenous Film Festival

May 2nd – 6th, 2019

Free Admission, Donations greatly appreciated.


Join us during Abenaki Recognition and Culture Week as we screen five films about Vermont’s Indigenous Abenaki community and the larger Wabanaki world. Each screening will be accompanied by a discussion with an Abenaki citizen about what it means to be Indigenous in the Far Northeast.


May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. “The Wabanakis”

A 1995 film about the Native people of the Wabanaki Confederacy, to which the Vermont Abenakis belong.  It goes into detail regarding the culture, spirituality and cultural revival hopes of these unique Indigenous peoples of the Far Northeast.


May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. “The Song of the Drum”

A movie focusing on the petroglyphs (rock art) of the Wabanaki peoples.  It is narrated by Passamaquoddy spiritual elder Wayne Newell, who discusses some spiritual beliefs and protocols of his people.


May 4th at 11:00 a.m. “The Changeling”

The story of an 18th century Vermont indentured servant girl and her unexpected relationship with an Abenaki warrior, the lone survivor of the massacre of his family.


May 5th at 3:00 p.m. “1609: The Other Side of History”

It is the story of Vermont Abenakis and their possible role in assisting the Great Council Fire in their attack on the Iroquois in 1609.


May 6th at 6:00 p.m. “Wabanaki: Where the Sun Rises”

A film by Award-winning Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin regarding the Abenakis. Although focused on the Canadian Odanak Reserve, it includes significant footage of Vermont Abenakis in the 2000s.


All Screenings will take in the Tavern at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum in Burlington, VT

For more Information, please contact us at (802) 865-4556 or [email protected]