Date: Wednesday, February 27, 6:30pm
Place: Auditorium, United Arts Council of Catawba County in Hickory, NC
At 6:30pm, see a performance by the All Nations Drum and Performers of Cherokee, NC.
At 7pm, see a screening of Four Sheets to the Wind. This Native-produced film had its world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where Tamara Podemski (Saulteaux) won the Special Jury Award for Acting. Director Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek) is a Sundance Institute Annenberg Fellow and a 2006 Renew Media Fellow. Producer Chad Burris (Chickasaw) has been a selected to participate in Sundance Institute's Producers Lab. This film follows the drama of one family living in contemporary Native America and is rated R.
Date: Thursday, February 28, 6:30pm
Place: Belk Centrum, Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC
At 6:30pm, see a presentation by Dr. Amy H. Sturgis, who will be signing copies of her book, The Trail of Tears and Indian Removal, at the end of the event.
At 7pm, see a screening of The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy. This Native-produced documentary is endorsed both by the Eastern Band of Cherokees and by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. It is presented by Wes Studi (Cherokee), and it has won an impressive array of awards, including the Silver World Medal for History (New York Festivals, 2007), the Silver Film Award (Telly Awards, 2007), Best Documentary (American Indian Film Festival, 2006), the Founder’s Award (International Cherokee Film Festival, 2006), and Best Feature Documentary (Native American Music Awards, 2007), among others.
For more information, see the Voices Film Series blog. Check back for additional updates!