Film Rental

Short Film Series: Homage to Our Land

Available to view 12 am on June 19 through 12 am on June 21.


Short Films


Directed by Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly (Kai Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha), Sebastian J Lowe, Victoria Baskin Coffey. (New Zealand, 2020, 8 min.) Digital.

This film is a modern-day love letter to place, space, and time within a post-second-migration world.

Ecologies of Acknowledgement

Directed by Sarah Kanouse, Nicholas Brown (USA, 2019, 10 min.) Digital.

How do you acknowledge Native territory and accept the relationships and responsibilities of living on occupied land? Deer Island in the Boston Harbor—once a concentration camp, now home to the city’s wastewater plant—functions as a crucible for eco-political relationships connecting past, present, and future.

Dreaming of Jerusalem

Directed by Peter Decherney, Sosena Solomon (USA, 2020, 25 min.) Digital.

An intimate look at the Jewish community in Gondar, Ethiopia, where people have been waiting for 20 years to emigrate to Israel and continue to face discrimination from all sides as they cultivate their Jewish identity.

Almost an Island

Directed by Jonathan VanBallenberghe (USA, 2020, 57 min.) Digital.

Elmer Goodwin was raised in a sod igloo, wearing animal skins and traveling by dog sled. Now he rides a snow machine, and his children are half white. This multigenerational portrait shows an Inupiaq family preserving its subsistence lifestyle despite the dramatic threats facing Arctic Alaska

Filmmaker Q and A

Register for a Q and A session with the filmmakers on June 19 at 11:40 am.

Q and A session is livestreamed using Zoom. To participate, you will be required to download Zoom.

The suggested start time for viewing this film is 10 am in order to sync with the start of the Filmmaker Q and A.


Rent 3 or more films in one transaction and get a $1 discount on each film.

Film Rental Information

This film cannot be rented outside the United States and is available to watch only during the period specified. Once rented, the film may be viewed on the Video Content page.