Fire Starters Festival
Fire Starters Film Festival complements the power of the Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration on the other side of the river, siting downtown Macon as a place to contemplate contemporary culture in the Muscogee (Creek) homelands. This year’s inaugural festival includes stunning visual artists, powerful filmmakers, and the Ignite the Night concert featuring the Indigo Girls to benefit Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative. Visit the Ocmulgee Mounds for the Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration Saturday, September 16-Sunday, September 17 from 10 AM-5 PM.
- $10 single screening pass
- $30 pass for all films
- $150 VIP pass for all films, Fire Starters VIP Receptions with food and drink, and one ticket to the Indigo Girls concert on 9/16
THURSDAY – SEPT 14
When the Muscogee Nation suddenly begins censoring its free press, a rogue reporter fights to expose her government’s corruption in a historic battle that will have ramifications for all of Indian country.
FRIDAY – SEPT 15
Dead Bird Hearts: An Indigenous post-apocalyptic love story with an incompetent man and his dog. The Journey of Tiak Hikiya Ohoyo: This doc follows a Choctaw women’s stickball team from the community of Standing Pine.
FRIDAY – SEPT 15
Following her sister’s disappearance, a Native American hustler kidnaps her niece from the child’s white grandparents and sets out for the state powwow in hopes of keeping what is left of her family intact.
SATURDAY – SEPT 16
An investigation into Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo’s (Reservation Dogs) family history, namely the mysterious 1962 disappearance of his grandfather and the songs of encouragement sung by those who searched for him.