Wednesday, April 7, 2010

IN THE LIGHT OF REVERANCE screening and discussion at UNH on April 29

“IN THE LIGHT OF REVERENCE”

AND AFTER-FILM DISCUSSION WITH FILM-MAKER

MALINDA MAYNOR LOWERY

THURSDAY APRIL 29th 5:00 PM
HAMILTON SMITH 127 (95 MAIN STREET)
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (DURHAM, NH)

(Free and open to the public)

Narrated by Peter Coyote and Tantoo Cardinal, In the Light of Reverence is a 72-minute documentary on Native American struggles to protect landscapes of spiritual significance. The film tells the stories of three communities and places they care for: the Lakota at Devils Tower in Wyoming, the Hopi in the Four Corners area of the Southwest, and the Wintu at Mt. Shasta in California. The film documents obstacles to religious freedom for land-based practitioners, and impacts on sacred sites that range from mining and ski resorts to New Age practices and rock-climbing. (2001)

Malinda Maynor Lowery is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She was born in Robeson County, North Carolina and is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Malinda is the author of the recently released book Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation published by University of North Carolina Press. She has published articles about American Indian migration and identity, school desegregation, and religious music. Lowery has produced three documentary films about Native American issues, including the award-winning In the Light of Reverence, which showed on PBS in 2001 to over three million people. Her two previous films, Real Indian and Sounds of Faith, both concern Lumbee identity and culture.

“IN THE LIGHT OF REVERENCE” is presented by the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Anthropology and Center for the Humanities, and by Gedakina (www.gedakina.org)

For additional information please contact:

Professor Meghan Howey Phone: 603-862-2518 Email: meghan.howey@unh.edu

OR

Rick Pouliot at Gedakina - Phone: 603-673-3089 Email: rickpouliot@gedakina.org