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Friday Film Club: Native American Heritage Month

Friday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

During the month of November, the Friday Film Club honors Native American Heritage Month with film selections that focus on the preservation of Native American lifeways. The club will meet on Zoom on Friday, November 19, at 4:00 pm to discuss the films Gather (2020) and Te Ata (2016). Information about the films and how to view them can be found below. The films should be watched prior to the discussion on November 19. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

Photo credit: Renan Ozturk/Illumine

Gather (1 hr 14 mins, NR) is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. The film follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river. The film is a New York Times Critic’s Choice. Click here to watch a trailer for the film: https://gather.film/

The full Gather film can be viewed: NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE
– On YouTube (for FREE) at: https://youtu.be/XUHnONx3dFc

– On the Kanopy App (for FREE with your Camden Public Library card – or other participating library cards): https://www.kanopy.com/product/gather

– On Netflix (with Netflix subscription): Available beginning November 1

– Additional pay-per-view rental options can be found on Apple TV and Amazon Prime.


Photo credit: Chickasaw Nation Productions

Te Ata (1 hr 45 mins) (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest First American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw culture, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty and audiences across the world.  Yet, of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own. Click here to watch a trailer for the film: http://teatamovie.com/

The full Te Ata film can be viewed:
– On YouTube (for FREE) at: https://youtu.be/JYH5Eg2JATg

– On the Kanopy App (for FREE with your Camden Public Library card – or other participating library cards): https://www.kanopy.com/product/te-ata

– On Netflix (with Netflix subscription)

– Additional pay-per-view rental options can be found on Apple TV and Amazon Prime.

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