Comedian indigenous activists pose as an indigenous energy company’s executives sharing plans with wealthy white residents of Duluth, Minnesota, to reroute Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through their cemeteries, golf courses, and backyards. This elaborate hoax mirrors how energy companies like Enbridge routinely force pipelines through indigenous lands and sacred burial sites, contaminating vital food systems and destroying communities.
SCREENING IN SHORT FILM BLOCK A
- 2pm Saturday, March 11
- 2:30pm Sunday, March 12
Filmmakers: Gitz Crazyboy & Tito Ybarra
Running Time: 24:22
Type: Green Spark Award Winner
Gitz Crazyboy is a Denesuthine and Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) activist and youth worker who decolonizes indigenous studies and teaches the history of Canada’s indigenous population. Working on reservations in rural areas and in cities, he educates on the destructive nature of theTar Sands development. He is an author (The Secret of the Stars), an actor (credits include the Darren Aronofsky film Mother!) and an impresario (he hosted an episode of VICE’s Rise, and played both himself and a comic fictional character in The Yes Men Are Revolting).
Tito Ybarra is an Anishinaabe and Mexican comedian, pow-wow singer, actor, and activist. He is well known in Indian Country for his stand-up, and he has appeared in the TV series United Shades of America, the film Injunuity, and he played both himself and a comic fictional character in The Yes Men Are Revolting.