Offered during the closing weekend of S’abadeb—The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, this two-day Native film showcase explores the cross-pollination of Native peoples and traditions and contemporary cultures.
The festival kicks off on Friday with a special screening of Kla Ah Men: As Far Back as the Story Goes (2004), acclaimed actor Evan Adams's debut documentary about his people, the Coast Salish. Elders and tribal leaders voice their concerns on issues facing the community, their struggle to regain themselves and their place, and the history-making treaty process being undertaken with the government of British Columbia. A question-and-answer session with filmmaker Evan Adams and a reception will follow the screening. Beta SP, color, 87 min.
Prices above are for entire film festival (five screenings). Tickets for individual screenings: nonmembers $7, students and seniors $6, SAM members $5.