November 30, 2007

Summing up 2nd Creative Spirit

World Premiere of 2nd Annual Creative Spirit Films Held at Paramount StudiosFrom the rez to the red carpet. That could be the best way to sum up the second successful year of Southern California Indian Center's Creative Spirit initiative, which began with a short script contest won by two first-time Native American screenwriters and concluded with a world premiere on November 10, 2007, at Paramount Studios' Sherry Lansing Theater.

The purpose of the Creative Spirit program is to initiate employment and training opportunities for American Indians in the film industry. This includes creating meaningful relationships between Native cinematic artists with industry professionals by providing an environment for professional collaboration.

Such was the case with both short films, "Ancestor Eyes" written and directed by Kalani Queypo (Blackfeet/Hawaiian), and "Two Spirits, One Journey," written and produced by Shawn Imitates Dog (Oglala Lakota).
Comment:  Check out the photo album showing the Native talent in action.

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