Native American stories, actors and directors will be the focus of a special film festival organized by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), running from Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3.
The UNO Native Film Festival, which is free to the public and co-sponsored by UNO's Native American Studies Department and Vision Maker Media, will feature three days of films that provide a look at Native culture and history – a topic and perspective often overlooked by many major films.
The festival opens at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 with “Winter in the Blood,” a 2013 film about a man’s journey to find his wife after he returns home to find her missing. The film will be shown at the Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., and feature a Q&A session with actor Chaske Spencer and the film’s producer, Andrew Smith.
The festival’s second day, Saturday, Nov. 2, begins at 10:30 a.m. in the UNO Eppley Administration Building auditorium with children-and-family-themed films early and more adult-focused films later in the day. Events run until 9:30 p.m. with a total of five films shown and a pair of workshops from Vision Maker Media.
The festival concludes on Sunday, Nov. 3, with two films – “Standing Bear’s Footsteps” and “The Medicine Game” – both of which will feature members of the production to provide insight and answer questions.
A full list of events can be found here: http://www.nativetelecom.org/sites/default/files/poster_unofilmfest13.pdf.
Parking will be free and available at Joslyn and UNO during the festival.
If there are any questions, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.554.2129.
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska's metropolitan university. The core values of the institution place students at the center of all that the university does; call for the campus to strive for academic excellence; and promote community engagement that transforms and improves urban, regional, national and global life. UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908.