Show Me Series

SHOW ME: Indigenous Shorts

with Four Directions

Opens Nov 16, 2021

Ragtag Cinema and Four Directions at University of Missouri are proud to present a selection of groundbreaking, meditative, provocative, and celebratory short films from Native and Indigenous filmmakers.


This is the Way We Rise dir. Ciara Lacey (Kānaka Maoli/Native Hawaiian).
Native Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is reinvigorated by her calling to protect sacred sites atop Mauna Kea, Hawai'i.
2021. 12 min.

My Father's Tools dir. Heather Condo (Mi'gmaq).
Stephen Jerome shows a traditional art of basket making.
2017. 7 min.

Throat Singing in Kangirsuk dirs. Eva Kaukai, Manon Chamberland (Inuit).
Eva and Manon practice the art of throat singing in the small village of Kangirsuk, in their native Arctic land.
2019. 4 min.

I'll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You'll Become dir. Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians).
Texts and performances by the late Anishinaabe/Chemehuevi poet Diane Burns bind Sky Hopinka's dazzling and mysterious blend of original and found sources, which continues the filmmaker's exploration of language, storytelling, and transcendent ways of seeing.
2016. 12 min.

Fast Horse dir. by Alexandra Lazarowich (Cree).
The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay.
2018. 13 min.

About Four Directions:

Four Directions at University of Missouri is a Native student-led organization that supports Indigenous Peoples in their pursuit of educational goals while upholding cultural traditions.

About the series:

The Show Me Series is a nod to our long-established proclivity as Missourians to approach new things with a hint of skepticism (until we see it for ourselves, of course). As well, a challenge to show our community all the possibilities shared experiences with film can hold — and the potential to serve as a catalyst for conversations that can move our collective pendulum closer to equity, inclusion, and unity.

Rooted in media literacy, and challenging the cinema canon — post-film discussions will take us beyond content, to interrogate form, intention, and reaction — and weave historical contexts with the here and now.

Ragtag Cinema is honored to co-host the Show Me Series with our Community Partners.

The Show Me Series is monthly, and free to the public.

Tickets to free events are available at our box office starting at 12pm the day of the show (unless otherwise noted). No more than four free tickets will be given to one person. A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime, but not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.

As of September 10, Ragtag will require everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.