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American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity (FULL)

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American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity by Alicia Woods, 2006. This intimate film follows six Afro-Native Americans from around the U.S., as they reflect upon the personal and complex issues of Native and African heritage, ethnic identity, and racism within communities of color. Follow us @ https://www.facebook.com/iloveancestry https://twitter.com/LovingAncestry http://iloveancestry.tumblr.com http://pinterest.com/iloveancestry About Alicia Woods Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Alicia experienced a culturally and ethnically diverse upbringing. A descendant of immigrants from Poland and Germany from her mother and of African American and American Indian heritage from her father, her multicultural experiences fueled her interest in understanding the dynamics of race in America. She studied the history of people of color in colonial America at the University of New Mexico and continued her formal education at the University of Washington where she earned a Master of Communication from the Native Voices film program. Her award winning thesis film, "American Red and Black: Stories of Afro Native Identity," investigates mixed heritage issues and has been shown at a variety of film festivals and universities in the US and Canada. Alicia works for the Muckleshoot Tribal College as a writing specialist and instructor. She strives to integrate her passions for art production and empowering educational communities of color. Alicia is also on the board of MAVIN, a nonprofit dedicated to building healthier communities by providing educational resources about mixed heritage experiences. Screenings, Awards, and Publications IMAGeNation 8th annual film and Video Festival, Awarded "Outstanding Documentary" Bellevue Community College's fourth annual American Indian Film Festival, 2006 African American Women in Cinema Film Festival, NYC, 2006 7th Annual CIC American Indian Studies Graduate Student Conference Indiana University, Bloomington Tulalip Film Festival, 2006 Awarded "Best Original Score" 13th Annual Women of Color Film and Arts Fest at University of California, Santa Cruz American Indian Film Institute's 31st Annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of South Carolina 9th Annual Native American Film Festival "The First and the Forced" Indigenous and African American Intersections Conference. University of Kansas, Lawrence Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas American Heritage Series "Bloodtimes: Exploring the Black Native American Connection" 2006 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival Alicia Woods: http://aliciaswoods.com/