Sunday, November 29, 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.

At the heart of the project 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 this 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. Fouth and last in the month long series is Wounded Knee.

11/30/2009, Monday, 7 p.m.
Film:
Wounded KneeExamine the broad political and economic forces that led to the emergence of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1960s and the gripping story of the 1973 siege of Wounded Knee. For 71 days, activists engaged in a standoff with the U.S. government, bringing the nation's attention to the desperate conditions on Indian reservations. Perhaps even more important, the siege united Native people across tribes, creating a pan-Indian identity and a new path into the future. Directed by Stanley Nelson. (2009, 79 min.)

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