THE SEVENTH FIRE

Directed by: Jack Pettibone Riccobono 2015 | 78 min.

Section: Documentaries

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

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Synopsis

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Halekulani

A bird's eye view of the Ojibwe reservation in rural Minnesota — From above, with its forests and lakes, it appears to be an almost untouched landscape. But this idyll is deceptive. When the camera explores the reservation's streets and houses at close quarters, it reveals burning car parts, trash-filled front gardens and barely furnished rooms. The two young men which this precisely observed documentary accompanies live in a constant state of emergency. The gang culture of the prisons and cities is increasingly washing up at their front door with steadily climbing rates of violence, drugs and crime. At the same time, a growing number of young people are recalling the culture and language of their ancestors to try and find a new foothold in life.

Jack Pettibone Riccobono's sensitive portrait reveals the inner turmoil of young Native Americans and their struggle for a dignified existence. The executive producers are actor Natalie Portman and Chris Eyre, who is one of the most noted Native American directors. The film is presented by Terrence Malick.
— Berlin International Film Festival

This film is nominated for the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Documentary. Director Jack Riccobono will be in attendance for both screenings of the film.

Screenings

Saturday, November 14 6:00 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed
Monday, November 16 5:30 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Jack Pettibone Riccobono
Producer Joey Carey, Gavin Dougan, Chris Eyre, Natalie Portman, Jack Pettibone Riccobono, Jihan Robinson, Shane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla
Cast Rob Brown
Cinematographer Jack Pettibone Riccobono, Shane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla
Editor Andrew Ford, Michael J. Palmer, Adelaide Papazoglou
Writer Andrew Ford, Jack Pettibone Riccobono, Shane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla
Music Nicholas Britell
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