Please join Magic of Cinema, ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ PC’s House of Learning, and our Writer in Residence on Thursday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. in M-125, the Keegan Lecture Hall, for a screening of Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock.
The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. Awake captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, the environment and the future of the planet. The film is a collab¬oration between indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Doug Good Feather and environmental Oscar nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. It is a labor of love to support the peaceful movement of the water protectors.
Following the film will be a panel discussion and Q & A with local community members who participated in the peaceful resistance at Standing Rock. They will be joined by 2018 Peninsula College Writer in Residence, Lynda V. Mapes. Mapes, who works for The Seattle Times, reported from Standing Rock. Along with her work on social justice issues and Native American rights, Mapes reports on the environment and natural history. Her books include The Elwha Reborn about the dam removal project; Breaking Ground: The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Unearthing of Tse-Whit-Zen Village about the accidental unearthing of one of the largest, oldest Native American villages in Washington State; and The Witness Tree about her time exploring the human and natural history of a single 100-year-old red oak in the Harvard Forest.
This screening is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 417-6362.