Director Joanelle Romero
Narrated by Edward Asner
Documentary Short | USA | 30 mins.
Date: February 27
Location: 715 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
** Director in attendance Q & A Session following screening.
WON 2000 American Indian Film Festival & 2003 The Fargo Film Festival for”Best Documentary Short” and received a Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award for the vision to see the truth… and the courage to speak it in 2005.
* Considered for OSCAR Nomination* Joanelle Romero to date is the only native filmmaker to make the Academy’s Documentary shortlist in a preliminary round of voting for her film American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still Be Indian (1999)
* Close to Oscar Nod! This film was entered into the OSCARS for consideration in 2000. 22 short films were entered that year. “9 were chosen for consideration” We are proud that American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian was part of that 9 chosen. Then five were nominated.
THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY FILM TO DATE THAT ADDRESSES THE INDIAN AND JEWISH HOLOCAUSTS
This powerful, hard-hitting documentary reveals the link between Adolf Hitler’s treatment of German Jews and the U.S. government’s treatment of American Indians depicts disturbing parallels between these two Holocausts and explores the historical, social and religious roots of America’s own “ethnic cleansing.” The film also examines, through the words and experiences of contemporary Indian people, the long term lasting effects of this on-going destructive process and the possible ramifications for the future of American Indian people in the 21st century.
Here’s what Chris Eyre (Director of Smoke Signals, Skins, A Thousand Roads, Edge of America) say about the film:
American Holocaust is very powerful and honest. It is probably more than most non-Indian people, and unfortunately, most Indian-people, want to acknowledge or hear. it is a laboring and sad truth that anyone who is truly Indian understands and lives with to some degree everyday. as polarizing as this movie is, it’s existence is critical for the hundreds of thousands of people that come to understand more about the real-story and for those that need to reflect and heal as they walk their own red-road.
thanks for sharing these voices with me keep it up…
This film is Supported by: Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev, Rabbi Debra Orenstein, Shoah Foundation, Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles & American Indian Communities.
Executive Producers: Joanelle Romero, Elizabeth Sage Galesi, Phillip M. Haozous, Teddy Parker, Kathleen Jones, David Aurbey, Windhollow Foundation.