The Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival honors the contributions of Native Americans and reinvigorates conversations about telling stories of indigenous life.

This November, the fifth annual Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival returns to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The festival features movies, both old and new, that show Native American life in all its complexity. Each film highlights an aspect of modern Native culture and amplifies Native perspectives. 

Feature films span genres and topics, including films that reexamine the past, address current events, and explore modern Indigenous life. People can participate in the film festival by attending live screenings at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and by watching movies available online. 

The schedule includes a special event on Saturday, Nov. 20 for the “Karenne Wood Native Writer/Artist Residency Progam” named in honor of Karenne Wood, who served as the director of our Virginia Indian Program.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Virginia Humanities. Tickets are available now. 

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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