Class Order Family Tribe

Class Order Family Tribe is a silent, experimental documentary by video and performance artist Rob Fatal. The film is comprised entirely of 60-year-old 8mm footage created by the filmmaker's matrilineal Native American family as they struggled to survive poverty, racism, and boredom in 1960s Central California. Using stream of conscious narration, intuitive editing and camp, Fatal engages the macabre and darkly comedic footage as a textual narrator. Fatal’s written words examine the overlapping and dissimilar uses of gender, violence, sex and memory as survival strategies from one generation to the next in their indigenous family.

  • Rob Fatal
    La Bamba 2: Hell Is A Drag, Domestic Disco
  • Rob Fatal
    La Bamba 2: Hell Is A Drag [2012], Domestic Disco [2013]
  • Rob Fatal
    La Bamba 2: Hell Is A Drag [2012], Domestic Disco [2013]
  • Rob Fatal
    La Bamba 2: Hell Is A Drag [2012], Domestic Disco [2013]
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Class Order Family Tribe
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Experimental, drama, comedy, surreal, avant garde, native american, latino, chicano, mexican america, american indian
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • London
    United Kingdom
    November 25, 2016
    World Premiere, European Premiere
  • Toronto Queer Film Festival
    June 24, 2017
    North American Premiere, Canadian Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Rob Fatal

Rob Fatal is a video and performance artist concerned with Queer archive and exploring decolonial aesthetics. Fatal has been awarded grants by the Berkeley Film Foundation, Queer Cultural Center and SOMArts Cultural Center. Their work has been screened internationally at Fringe! Queer Film & Art Festival in London, POPA Art Gallery in Buenos Aries, Frameline SF LGBTQ Film Festival, Galeria de la Raza San Francisco, Toronto Queer Film Festival, Geneva LGBT Film Festival and First Nations Film Festival in Chicago. Fatal is an assistant professor of Theatre Arts & Film at Sacramento City College. Their films are distributed by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center.

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