Empty Metal + short films
In-person: Q&A with filmmaker Tiare Ribeaux.
A female scientist of Indigenous descent creates new life using artificial intelligence in a quest for freedom and maternal resolution.
DCP, color, 9 min. Director: Alexa Wynter.
A young Indigenous weaver discovers she's being poisoned by the polluted waters she works in and goes through a transformative experience that reflects the interconnectedness of the land and water.
DCP, color, 19 min. Director: Tiare Ribeaux.
An animated short that explores the complex relationships and battles between body and souls through the lens of Two-Spirit, Mestizo identity.
DCP, color, 8 min. Director: Roberto Fatal.
New Myth is a documentation of a performative action to repair our future relationship to water, exploring the concept of "Monster Slayers" and the agency we have to combat the oppressive systems of our present day.
DCP, color, 6 min. Director: Cannupa Hanska Luger.
Winyan Yamni / Three Dreams
This short film explores the Lakota filmic gaze through the dreaming methodologies of the Double Woman, a mythic figure who empowers women to bead and was credited with the discovery of quillwork.
DCP, color, 14 min. Director: Kite.
CYANOVISIONS is a transdisciplinary speculative short fiction film that explores the relationship between humans and cyanobacteria in symbiotic scenarios of the future.
DCP, color, 14 min. Director: Tiare Ribeaux, Jody Stillwater.
Empty Metal is a politically charged film that uses an interchanging narrative that follows the story of five activist groups who aim to start a revolution against the U.S. government. The underground punk scene shapes the film's style, and the central themes explore mass surveillance, oppression, morality and a sense of power. The film challenges viewers to question their beliefs and ideas about what it means to be an activist in a world that is becoming more authoritarian. With its tense and captivating atmosphere, it blends faux-documentary and experimental techniques to offer a striking commentary on current politics that will make you reevaluate what you think you know.
DCP, color, 83 min. Director: Adam Khalil, Bayley Sweitzer. Screenwriter: Adam Khalil, Bayley Sweitzer. With: PVSSYHEAVEN, Sam Richardson, Austin Sley Julian.