Topics: Student Affairs, College of Sciences and Humanities

February 19, 2008

"Postcolonial Environments, Indigenous Identities" is the theme for Ball State University's third annual Native American Film Series, which will run from Feb. 19 through April 8.

All films will be shown in the Burkhart Building, room 300, and begin at 7 p.m. The screenings are free and open to the public. They are:

  • "Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Bruce Subiyay Miller," Feb. 19, a documentary about the late Native American environmental educator.
  • "Clearcut," March 18, a horror film starring Graham Greene ("Dances With Wolves," "Thunderheart") as a vengeful spirit.
  •  "The Fairy Faith," April 1, a documentary examining fairy legends across cultures.
  • "Homeland," April 8, a documentary about contemporary Lakota Sioux people.

Ball State's Native American Faculty Advisory Committee and Native American studies minor program will sponsor the series.

"This year's film series explores, through four different films, the meaning of traditional places for contemporary indigenous peoples," said Colleen Boyd, assistant professor of anthropology.

For more information, contact Boyd at 765-285-3568.

By Alaric DeArment