In association with its 15th annual environmental conference next spring, the National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC), a non-profit based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will launch its new own Global Green Indigenous Film Festival from April 18-20, 2008.
The National Tribal Environmental Council is an organization that has been working to "enhance each tribe's ability to protect, preserve and promote the wise management of air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations (from website)," and currently has a membership of 184 tribes.
"For nearly 20 years, NTEC has been working with and assisting tribes throughout the country to protect, regulate and manage their environmental resources," said Jerry Pardilla, NTEC's executive director. "An international film festival of this caliber adds a new dimension that will bring innovative ideas together as a means for protecting the environment that the global community can benefit from."
The festival will be held at El Museo Cultural in Santa Fe, in partnership with the New Mexico Tourism Department.
NTEC is now accepting film and video submissions that address indigenous environmental issues from all countries for the festival. Deadline is January 18, 2008. For more information please go to NTEC's website here.
::New Mexico Business Weekly