Theme for 2010: "Celebrating Indigenous Film Making"
Still frame from the film Taino Indians Counted Out of Existence, directed by Mr. Alex Zacarias (Taíno) - one of the films by indigenous filmmakers which was shown at UN Headquarters on Monday 9 August 2010 in commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.
The focus of the theme for the International Day in 2010 was "Celebrating Indigenous Film Making", which tied in with the theme of the 2010 session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, "development with culture and identity."
- United Nations Secretary-General
- Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
- Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
- High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Convention on Biological Diversity
- International Fund for Agricultural Development
- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
At UNHQ on 9 August, there was a screening of several short films by indigenous film makers, followed by a discussion with some of the film makers.
UN Information Centres and other UN offices worldwide screened the following short films on the occasion of the Day:
- Ivan and Ivan
Directed by Philipp Abryutin (Chuki) from Russia.
Marfa and Ivan are raising their grandson Little Ivan to live off the land, herding reindeer and fishing. Ivan and Ivan do everything together. But it's time - young Ivan must leave all that is dear to him.
(2010, 3:40 min) Sweden
Sámi short animated movie on a Sámi superhero's efforts, (however unsuccessful) to protect and defend the rights of the Sami people in a struggle with the authorities.
- Taino Indians counted out of existence
(2010, 7:48 min) Puerto Rico
The Taínos were the original indigenous people of the Caribbean islands that include Puerto Rico and have long been considered historically extinct. As the self-identified Taínos organize for the 2010 census they understand its significance. Proof is in the numbers and they feel that the same way that history tried to count them out of existence, they will use the census to count themselves back into existence.
- Sukumi - On the ice
(2008, 15 min) Alaska
An Inuit hunter drives his dog team out on the frozen Arctic Ocean in search of seals, but instead becomes a witness to murder. Winner of the Jury Prize for Short Filmmaking at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
- U Bej X Sabina (El camino de Sabina)
(2009, 7:58 min) Mexico
A young indigenous girl learns about her rights as contained in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.