Tuesday, October 16, 2007

[NativeVue] You Won't Want to Miss This: VisionMaker Film Festival

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Even if you're not a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, you'll want to be in Lincoln for the VisionMaker Film Festival scheduled Nov. 16 – 29. The Festival will feature a rich mix of documentary, narrative, and short films, curated by award-winning director Chris Eyre (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma,) Sundance Institute's Bird Runningwater (Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache,) MRRMAC Executive Director Danny Lee Ladely, Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT)  Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve (Rosebud Sioux,) and NAPT Project Coordinator Penny Costello. 

For two weeks, Visionmaker will feature 12  to 15 films as well as present workshops, panel discussions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers and humanities scholars for community members, journalism and filmmaking students. The goal of the festival is to present high quality narrative and documentary films made by and about Native Americans and indigenous people, to introduce audiences to filmmakers and their creative process through lectures and screenings, to enhance pride in culture for young Natives living in Lincoln by presenting positive role models, and provide one-on-one opportunities to meet nationally recognized filmmakers...You Won't Want to Miss This: VisionMaker Film Festival 

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