"Providing a stage for Native Americans to share their stories"

It gives me great pride to honor our Native Americans, our first Americans with the gift of good storytelling spoken from them to the world. Many times their voices have been muted by society and its effort to understand their ways of life. Knowing them like I have for so many years, I have grown to respect them for their silence and their way of living. While sharing the community and the land that surrounds us in New Mexico, I respect their culture, their traditions and their way of life.

Come join us to sit in an audience of like minds that will show the true story that touch the Native American’s lives. We can learn from one another, we are able to be more accepting and more caring to one another.

Thank you for your interest and contribution to see the world from another perspective. As a society of people we are able to share and understand and give back, let us all know that it is in the giving that we do receive.

Peace be with you,

Lisa Rodriguez
Native Film Series 2018

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  • 2018

    August 3rd


    1 pm to 8 pm Native Film Series/ El Morro Theatre

  • 2018

    August 4th


    1 pm to 8 pm Native Film Series/ El Morro Theatre

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Native Film Series honors the Native American filmmaker like no other in that content is authentic and true to the belief of Native culture and their way of life.

All films will show at the Historic El Morro Theatre in Downtown Gallup, New Mexico

All films at our Native film Series have won multiple awards that are symbolic of the laurel wreath given for recognition throughout all Film Festivals throughout the world

Chasing Coral

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"CHASING CORAL is a film directed by Jeff Orlowski and produced by Larissa Rhodes, as an Exposure Labs production. It was filmed over three years, with 500+ hours underwater, includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world." chasingcoral.com/

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Defending the Fire

There will always be warriors.

Defending the Fire follows the journey of the Native Warrior as he (and she) continue conflict resolution in order to survive and secure resources and culture. The Native American Warrior has been a focus of Native and Non-Native interest since the time of early petroglyphs. The perception of the Warrior has been communicated through books, lore, television and film as a stoic fighter, and savage aggressor, one who retaliated for lost lands, and the constant enemy of the white rancher or soldier.

Complicated further is the attempt to understand the motives of a Native American military soldier, fighting for America in world wars and conflict, even when citizenship and voting rights have been denied. Impacted from the time of the Indian Scout, and reinforced by cultural differences, experiences Native and Non Native soldiers differ greatly.

The answer to "Why Fight" requires a complex look at the truth through decades of stereotypes and misperceptions. Remarkably, the answer has stayed the same, whether during the 1500s Tiguex War, the Indian Wars of the 1800s, the World Wars, modern Warfare, or continued modern fights for sovereignty and environment. To Protect and defend - the cohesive thread that connects generations and tribes. This film allows the viewer to follow the journey of the Warrior as he (and she) continue conflict resolution in order to survive and secure resources and culture. The answers to Why Fight remain true through time; the need for Warriors continues. There will always be warriors. "What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves" and therefore, there will always be warriors.


Not one great country can be named, from the polar regions in the north to New Zealand in the south, in which the aborigines do not tattoo themselves” Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle 1831-1836

Water is Life

The beauty of water in an enchanting song that is told in classic black and white theatre

Up Heartbreak Hill

A moving look at a new generation of AMericans struggling with what it means to be Native American in a contemporary world


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