From the Archive: A collection of short films by Terry Jones (Seneca - wolf clan)



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Availability ended 12/11/2020 GMT

Give and Take

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) 'Give and Take' is a story about Chris Green (Rick Kolceski), a linguistic anthropologist who wants to record Indigenous songs for his research. When Chris arrives at a nearby reservation to meet with a community elder, an American Indian trickster (Awenheeyoh Powless) lures him into the forest. 'Give and Take' was filmed on the Onondaga Nation Territory in central New York State.

Soup For My Brother

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) Today is a special day for Jimmy’s brother, Danny. As Jimmy prepares a batch of soup for his brother, we learn this documentary is about tradition, brotherly love and loss. This documentary was filmed entirely on the Seneca Nation Territory which is located 50 miles south of Niagara Falls. Tag: Tradition, brotherly love and loss.

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Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) "In this very personal experimental work, director Terry Jones reflects upon the moment he was told he was 'different' and how that left an imprint on the narrative of his life." imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2017)

Empire State

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) "As an Elder goes about preparing wild onions and corn, the outside world infiltrates through the TV: the fall of the Twin Towers, the hit on Baghdad, and the first death of a Native American soldier overseas. A subtly poignant film that simply told gives strength to the old man and to those who bear witness." — imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2017)

Gik:skwod: How I Lost My Indian Name

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
In this experimental short film, the filmmaker shares how he lost his Indian name
(now-15 Nov worldwide) BACKGROUND: This is storytelling told through narration, images and text. In "Gik:skwod," The filmmaker made cuts according to his eye blinks. During his film studies at Syracuse University, he read an excerpt from Walter Murch's "In the Blink of an Eye: Perspective of Film Editing." In the excerpt, he explains how we naturally edit what we see through our eye blinks. The filmmaker wanted to experiment with this concept.

Ode to the Nine

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
An homage to Google and Jon Rafman
(now-15 Nov worldwide) ODE TO THE NINE is influenced by artist Jon Rafman. His work "9-Eyes" and "You, the World and I" inspired the filmmaker to make "Ode to the Nine". This short experimental video allows the filmmaker to ponder the relevance of the moving image and what impacts it has on the Native experience of the past, present and future.