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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunday Matinee: Native California Film Fest at Roxie

Posted By on Sun, Dec 9, 2007 at 10:29 AM

SNAG Magazine is holding a film festival Sunday at Roxie Cinema, complete with documentaries, directors, and activists.

The $8 admission fee gets you access to four films and a post-screening discussion--and will go to help SNAG publish the next issue of its magazine.

Check out the details below:

SNAG presents...Native California Film Fest

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Matinee: 12-2 p.m.

Roxie Cinema

3117 16th St., San Francisco

$8 admission

Gold Greed & Genocide

Details the devastation to California tribes and the land. The Gold Rush of 1849 led to the termination of 119,000 Native Americans in California. The gold miners dug up 12 billion tons of earth and released 7,600 tons of mercury into local rivers and lakes.

Ceremony Comes Home

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe is fighting the U.S. Forest Service for access to one of their sacred sites along the McCloud River, south of Mount Shasta. The film shows a ceremony along the river honoring “coming of age” for young women that sets the tribe’s foundation of existence.

Shellmound

Today, Bay Street in Emeryville is a shopping bonanza. The Emeryville mall replaced a decrepit paint factory that had leaked toxic waste into the Bay. Before that, the site was home to the Muwekma Ohlone, whose ancestors remain buried beneath the mall, under a layer of concrete.

(For more issues around "Most Likely Descendants," check out Ron Russell's recent SF Weekly cover story.)

With the Strength of Our Ancestors

Show the beliefs, customs, suffering and survival ofthree tribes of Northern California – the Wintu, Pit River, and Yana tribes – and their success through giving back to their land, people and the community at large through profits from their Win-River Casino.

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