Monday, November 16, 2009

Film screening and discussion with John Trudell at UNH

[Received this press release from the University of New Hampshire.]

John Trudell: 'A Native Prophet of these Times'

Coming to the University of New Hampshire
Friday, November 20th - Film Screening, 7:00pm
Discussion w/John Trudell to follow
Strafford Room – Memorial Union Building (MUB)
University of New Hampshire – 83 Main St., Durham, NH

Legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell (Santee Sioux) will host a screening of TRUDELL, the highly-acclaimed documentary film about his life and work. John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist, whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell’s film credits include THUNDERHEART, DREAMKEEPERS, INCIDENT AT OGLALA, ON DEADLY GROUND and SMOKE SIGNALS. Discography includes Bone Dayes (produced by Angelina Jolie), Blue Indians, Johnny Damas & Me and A.K.A. Grafitti Man.

TRUDELL follows the life work of Native American poet/activist John Trudell. Filmmaker Heather Rae has spent more than a decade chronicling his travels, spoken word and politics in a poetic and naturally stylized manner. The film combines interviews with his allies from the entertainment community, the ‘movement’ days, and his friends and family with archival footage, concert footage from all over the world and abstract imagery. TRUDELL is intended to be a film that steps outside of traditional forms, even for Native films, and explores a figure of our contemporary history in a way that fairly represents the evocative nature of his work and significance.

This event is free of charge and open to the public

This event is presented by Gedakina, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Department of Residential Life, and The Waysmeet Center at the University of New Hampshire, and through grant support from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Haymarket Peoples Fund.

For additional information and please contact:

Sean McGhee Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), University of New Hampshire Ph: 603-862-0324 Email: smcghee@unh.edu

Rick Pouliot, Executive Director, Gedakina Ph: 603-673-3089 Email: RickPouliot@gedakina.org
John Trudell is represented by Speak Out – www.speakoutnow.org

John Trudell: 'A Native Prophet of these Times' is part of Gedakina’s 2009/2010 Native American Film and Discussion Series. To learn more about Gedakina please visit: www.gedakina.org