The Adult Programs and Anthropology departments of the DMNS are thrilled to continue our partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission for a FREE monthly Indigenous Film series in 2017.
Please join us for Weaving Worlds on Wednesday, January 11 in Gates Planetarium. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the film begins at 6:30 pm. Concessions will be available for purchase. Please use the Evening entrance on the west side of the Museum.
Weaving Worlds from director Bennie Klain (Diné), presents a compelling and intimate portrait of Navajo weavers as they work to preserve the cultural integrity of their weaving traditions in the face of an increasing globalization. The film examines the connections of the weavers to the sheep, wool, water and land; their often strained relationship with reservation traders; the commodification of their art; and their struggles to protect their intellectual property. In English and Navajo, w/ English subtitles. (TricksterFilms LLC and Independent Television Service in association with Native American Public Telecommunications, 2008, 57 min.).
Mervyn Tano, President of IIIRM, will lead a discussion with the audience following the film.
We hope to see you there!