FREE and open the the public!
On Wednesday, March 28, we're going to be hosting a film screening of "Oyate", alongside the Duluth Superior Film Festival in the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m.! Doors open 7:15 p.m. We will have a Q&A Session that follows with director Dan Girmus!
About the film:
OYATE is an observational nonfiction feature film about life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. The film follows two families on Pine Ridge as they go about their daily activities over the course of a single summer. They attend rodeos, shoot clay pigeons, and participate in pow wows. Family members get married, have children, and celebrate the 4th of July. All the while, the difficult, often intractable realities of modern reservation life threaten to encroach upon them.
DSFF / AICHO Partnership:
This special screening series will run on a monthly basis with the full line up of films, dates, and times to be forthcoming.
This series is a result of the strong partnership that has developed between the American Indian Community Housing Organization and the Duluth Superior Film Festival’s collaboration over the past 2 years.
The Duluth Superior Film Festival has made a strong push in concert with AICHO to bring underappreciated festival films with strong Indigenous themes for presentation in Duluth. This effort is designed to shine a light on the injustices, marginalization, and revitalization of Native culture around the world. It is the goal of The Duluth Superior Film Festival to become an industry leader in presenting Indigenous films that highlight these themes. Screenings will occur at AICHO through the remainder of the year in lead up to the 2018 festival in early June.
Operating support for The Duluth Superior Film Festival is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.