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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 09/28/2010

All Roads Film Fest returns

By Kristen Boghosian

Grandmothers come together for world peace in "For the Next Seven Generations." (Courtesy of "For the Next Seven Generations")

Sick of Hollywood and movies' contrived endings? Travel the globe at National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival, which highlights the indigenous people and cultures of 21 countries.

Here's a selection of films screening at the festival, which runs through Sunday. Individual screenings are $10 ($8 for students and seniors) and take place at National Geographic's Grosvenor Auditorium. You can also score a festival pass for $114.

"REEL INJUN" Canadian director Neil Diamond uses depictions of Native Americans in film and interviews actors, activists and directors in this comedic examination of the American stereotype of Native Americans. Tuesday at 7 p.m.

"FOR THE NEXT SEVEN GENERATIONS" Ashley Judd narrates this documentary by Carole Hart that follows 13 grandmothers from around the world who formed the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers to speak out for peace and healing. In various languages with English subtitles. Wednesday at 7 p.m.

"DESERT FLOWER" A true story based on a best-selling book, this film tells the story of Waris Dirie, a Somalian woman who traveled across the African desert to get to London to avoid a forced marriage. She was discovered by a photographer while working at a fast food restaurant, became a model and is now a human rights activist. Thursday at 7 p.m.

"BOY" A boy living in New Zealand with his grandmother, brother and cousins is left to only imagine what his father is like. When the actual man appears and is not quite like the one he made up, the boy must come to terms with his real father. Friday at 7 p.m.

"SAMSON AND DELILAH" Samson is kicked out of the shack where he lives with his brother, and Delilah's grandmother dies, leaving her without a home. The two teenagers steal a car and leave the place where they have nothing left. Directed by Warwick Thorton, this film has its U.S. premiere at the festival. In English and Warlpiri with English subtitles. Saturday at 7 p.m.


For a full schedule of films, visit the All Roads Film Project site.

-- Kristen Boghosian

By Kristen Boghosian  | September 28, 2010; 10:12 AM ET
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