Sunday, November 8, 2009

Movie Series: Native Voices: We Shall Remain – America Through Native Eyes


Movie Matters, Native American Style!

Join us at the Clark County Library each Monday in November to help us celebrate Native American Heritage Moth. Every Monday, there will be a different movie that will help you learn more about this fascinating culture. From the award-winning PBS Series American Experience comes WE SHALL REMAIN, a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native History as an essential part of American history.

The PBS documentary is a five-part television series that shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture -- from the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. We Shall Remain represents an unprecedented collaboration between Native and non-Native filmmakers and involves Native advisors and scholars at all levels of the project. (Retrieved PBS.org, November 5, 2009)

We will feature four of the five movies in the series. All of these movies will be held in the theater of the Clark County Library, located at 1401 East Flamingo. Join us for this unique experience. First in the month long Series is Tecumeh's Vision.

Monday, 11/9/2009, 7 p.m.
Film: Tecumeh's Vision

In the years following the American Revolution, Tenskwatawa, also known as the Prophet, led a spiritual revival movement that drew thousands of followers from tribes across the Midwest. His brother, the Shawnee leader Tecumseh, forged a pan-Indian political and military alliance from his brother's movement, coming closer than anyone since to creating an independent Indian state. Directed by Ric Burns. (2009, 85 min.)

Don't forget the second movie in the series, Trail of Tears, which airs next Monday.

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