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Managing Director returns from NYC

I just got back from my annual trip to NYC, where, for 6 years I go in November to screen a program of Native shorts for the Association of Indian Affairs.  AAIA’s initiatives focus on youth/education, language and cultural preservation, and sovereignty.  I was happy to once again be able to showcase 9 short films by Native American filmmakers and share with you a little of what AAIA does and how we help Native American communities. Check out one of the works, the Growing Native trailer, here.  The trip to New York was great, as I was able to catch up some of the filmmakers who have contributed to Dallas VideoFest, as well as get a tour of the Museum of Television and Radio, by our valued contributor Ron Simon.   One free evening I attended the Tour of Resistance Solidarity Gathering, where is witnessed an incredible performance by Tama Waipara.  While I was gone Bart was profiled in NAMAC’s regional report, and I learned about a new website Virtual Dinner Guest.  Have a good week all.  Interviews to come.

Raquel Chapa

Managing Director.

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The Video Association of Dallas is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.

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