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"Discover the Best Independent Filmmakers at the 32nd Arizona International Film Festival!"

The Arizona International Film Festival opens its festival at the Mercado Annex. Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 3,000 films representing 100 countries to over 168,000 patrons in southern Arizona.

Celebrating the 32nd edition of the festival, AIFF selected more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences. We are excited to invite you to the longest running film festival in Arizona. Join us for a captivating twelve days celebrating the art of independent filmmaking and supporting indie talent.

To secure your spot at the Arizona International Film Festival, make sure to reserve your tickets today. Limited seats are available due to the high demand for this event. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of Arizona's vibrant independent film scene!

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Nine-year-old Chinese-Cree Yvette struggles to find her place in a 1960s Saskatchewan small town after her mother’s death. Her Cree mother had urged her to hide her Native ancestry to avoid discrimination. Despite keeping this secret, Yvette still faces racism—coupled with sexism—in her community and at school. She befriends a girl of Mi’kmaq descent who encourages her to take pride in her Native roots. When her Cree bloodline is revealed, Yvette confronts the discrimination of her teachers and classmates and finds the strength to pursue her dream of medical school..

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Don't miss out on all that Independent Film Arizona has to offer including discounted tickets to the Arizona International Film Festival!

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