Award with ‘Wow’ Effect

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Wow!
we won!
INTO AMERICA was awarded the price for “Best Documentary Feature” last Sunday in Stuttgart. Unbelievable, nobody prepared me for that.
We were running late due to Stuttgart’s traffic mess (on Sunday!), rushing into Rotebühl Platz in the center of Stuttgart – so lucky that we didn’t have to take care of parking fee.
Just in time we arrived at Robert Bosch Saal and were able to watch excerpts of the three nominated documentary films: besides INTO AMERICA, the hilarious SMOKIN’ FISH and a long-term film portrait of the Onondaga Nation EXIT 16 were nominated as well – two unusual movies.

We are very proud to have been part of the Nordamerika-Filmfestival 2014, meeting great filmmakers, wonderful storytellers and singers.
Thank you Gunter Lange, creative director of the Festival, and Sonja Schierle, curator of the Linden Museum, for organizing such a special event that focuses on topics of North America’s First Nations. You gave the festival a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Next Stop: Marburg

INTO AMERICA will have its first screening at an Ethnographic Film Festival: “One With A Movie Camera – Marburg International Ethnographic Film Festival”. We are excited that INTO AMERICA also receives attention from anthropological side since Angelo Baca and Nadine Zacharias were educated in Ethnographic Filmmaking and Visual Anthropology in the first place. I will be present at the screening on Saturday, November 30th, and happy to answer the crowd’s questions. See you soon.

INTO AMERICA presented at well-known German Filmfestival in Biberach

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INTO AMERICA found a warm audience in Biberach/ Germany. It was shown in Biberach’s Traumpalast twice with intriguing discussions at the end of the screening. It was a wonderful outcome to hear that the audience was moved by the film resp. Helen and Angelo – the film’s main protagonists. The questions asked showed the deep interest in the Indigenous people of North America and about the Diné culture and history.
The film team of INTO AMERICA wants to thank Adrian Kutter, founder of the festival and a Coryphaeus of the German Film business, for his sensitive words in the reception. We are very grateful to be part of this year’s festival.

American Indian Film Festival introduction of film to audience

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This short clip is from the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, California on Nov. 5th, 2013. It is the introduction to the documentary film “Into America: The Ancestor’s Land”, a collaboration between Nadine Zacharias and Angelo Baca.

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Saying ‘hello’ to the film festival audience, staff, programmers, and organizers. They did a fantastic job of putting this event together and making a great festival happen. My hats off to them for doing great work and putting impressive collections of indigenous films and people together!

Great Reception at American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco!

Dear Supporters,

Thank you for a warm and positive reception at the American Indian Film Festival! It was a great experience for everyone present to share a film years in the making featuring my grandmother and our family. I especially enjoyed being able to talk to the Native community here in San Francisco and others who were genuinely interested and curious about the Navajo issues of land, identity, culture, and language.

The crowd asked great questions and were a lively bunch who were very diverse in background and culture. There was a bunch of kids who were asking great questions, fearless as ever, and getting to participate as part of a field trip from a local school. They were my favorite and probably asked the most interesting questions of every presenter that day.

I want to thank the American Indian Film Festival and the community of San Francisco for their support and great words of respect and warmth. The film festival staff, judges, and supporters are wonderful and gracious hosts. I also want to thank my collaborator, Nadine Zacharias and the crew, as well as my family who worked tirelessly to bring this film to the screen. I also want to thank the Navajo Nation and my home community for their additional support and their participation of which it would not have been possible to make this film and bring it to the people of the world to see.

I made some great connections there and hope that we can show this film at other film festivals. I’ll also give an update of the many other wonderful new Native films out there at the film festival that I saw for an unofficial review here. They are impressive and I wish I could see every single one! The sheer talent and ability of our Native storytellers is inspiring and motivates me to keep doing this work, not only for me, but for all our relations. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Angelo Baca

American Indian Film Festival Meet-up Nov. 5th Noon Delancey Theatre

Hello All,

Angelo Baca, who is in the film with his grandmother, Helen Yellowman, will be at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, California at the premiere of the November 5, 2013 screening at noon at the Delancey Street Theatre. He will be present to talk about the film, Question and Answer session about the film, and talk about the issues relevant to the film, and the process of the film’s development over the last few years.

We thank the American Indian Film Festival, the nation’s longest running and most prestigious Native American film institution, and all those involved for making this film screening possible and for the opportunity to be present and interact with the audience and the film festival programmers, hopefully even to some distributors! It is truly a unique and wonderful film festival for American Indians with a fantastic selection of indigenous stories and storytellers. Thank you!

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Contact Angelo Baca: angelo_baca@brown.edu

INTO AMERICA bei den Biberacher Filmfestspielen

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass INTO AMERICA bei den Biberacher Filmfestspielen 2013 läuft. Er läuft im Wettbewerb “Bester Dokumentarfilm” und wird am 1. und 2. November in den Biberacher Kinos zu sehen sein. Nähere Informationen findet ihr hier .

We are happy to announce that INTO AMERICA will be screened at the Biberacher Filmfestspielen 2013 on November 1st and 2nd. It runs in the competitive section “Best Documentary Film”. For further information click here.

Hope to see you all there.