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Land Acknowledgement

The Virginia Film Festival acknowledges the Monacan Nation, the traditional owners of the land and waters upon where it takes place, as well as their elders, past, present, and emerging. Please join us in acknowledging and paying respect to the traditional custodians of the land we are on today, the Monacan people. For more information, please visit monacannation.com.

Indigenous Americans in Film

The VAFF is proud to present its inaugural Indigenous Americans in Film series, showcasing the work of Indigenous American filmmakers and providing a platform for discussion around the complex issues facing this population today.

The series is curated by Guest Programmer Dr. Adriana Greci Green, curator of Indigenous Arts of the Americas at The Fralin Museum of Art. To find more information on this series, visit virginiafilmfestival.org/themes-topics

The Indigenous Americans in Film series is presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and supported by UVA Arts Council: Enriching the Arts on Grounds

Film still: Monkey Beach