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The 3rd Annual Native Film Series showcases a selection of thought-provoking documentaries that feature original and diverse indigenous stories. All were directed, written, produced by, and/or star Native Americans. Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche Nation), Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, curated the series and will lead a discussion following each screening.

February 20:

  • Navajo Talking Picture (1986/40 min./NR): Filmmaker Arlene Bowman documents her grandmother’s traditional lifestyle on the Reservation in spite of her forceful objections to her invasion of privacy, raising issues of “insider/outsider” status.
  • Miss Navajo (2007/58 min./NR): This film explores the role of women and tradition in Diné (Navajo) culture as it follows a young woman’s quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown.

Additional Programs in the Native Film Series:

  • March 20: Comancheria - Comancheria—the name commonly given to the historical territory of the Comanche Indians— blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction as it follows the journey of a group of Comanches preparing for a sweat lodge.
  • ​March 20: LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 -This documentary chronicles the life of Comanche activist and civil rights leader LaDonna Harris, who has fought segregation and assisted grassroots Native and women’s groups since the 1960’s.
  • April 17: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World -This film examines the deep and overlooked influence of Native Americans on popular music by highlighting iconic musicians like Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and more. The film shows how these pioneering indigenous musicians helped shape music history and pop culture.

The 3rd Annual Native Film Series showcases a selection of thought-provoking documentaries that feature original and diverse indigenous stories. All were directed, written, produced by, and/or star Native Americans. Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche Nation), Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, curated the series and will lead a discussion following each screening.

February 20:

  • Navajo Talking Picture (1986/40 min./NR): Filmmaker Arlene Bowman documents her grandmother’s traditional lifestyle on the Reservation in spite of her forceful objections to her invasion of privacy, raising issues of “insider/outsider” status.
  • Miss Navajo (2007/58 min./NR): This film explores the role of women and tradition in Diné (Navajo) culture as it follows a young woman’s quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown.

Additional Programs in the Native Film Series:

  • March 20: Comancheria - Comancheria—the name commonly given to the historical territory of the Comanche Indians— blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction as it follows the journey of a group of Comanches preparing for a sweat lodge.
  • ​March 20: LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 -This documentary chronicles the life of Comanche activist and civil rights leader LaDonna Harris, who has fought segregation and assisted grassroots Native and women’s groups since the 1960’s.
  • April 17: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World -This film examines the deep and overlooked influence of Native Americans on popular music by highlighting iconic musicians like Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and more. The film shows how these pioneering indigenous musicians helped shape music history and pop culture.

The 3rd Annual Native Film Series showcases a selection of thought-provoking documentaries that feature original and diverse indigenous stories. All were directed, written, produced by, and/or star Native Americans. Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche Nation), Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, curated the series and will lead a discussion following each screening.

February 20:

  • Navajo Talking Picture (1986/40 min./NR): Filmmaker Arlene Bowman documents her grandmother’s traditional lifestyle on the Reservation in spite of her forceful objections to her invasion of privacy, raising issues of “insider/outsider” status.
  • Miss Navajo (2007/58 min./NR): This film explores the role of women and tradition in Diné (Navajo) culture as it follows a young woman’s quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown.

Additional Programs in the Native Film Series:

  • March 20: Comancheria - Comancheria—the name commonly given to the historical territory of the Comanche Indians— blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction as it follows the journey of a group of Comanches preparing for a sweat lodge.
  • ​March 20: LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 -This documentary chronicles the life of Comanche activist and civil rights leader LaDonna Harris, who has fought segregation and assisted grassroots Native and women’s groups since the 1960’s.
  • April 17: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World -This film examines the deep and overlooked influence of Native Americans on popular music by highlighting iconic musicians like Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and more. The film shows how these pioneering indigenous musicians helped shape music history and pop culture.

WHEN

WHERE

The Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 W. Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
https://www.briscoemuseum.org/news/native-film-series-navajo-talking-picture-and-miss-navajo

TICKET INFO

$8-$10
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