Seattle-based filmmaker Sandra Johnson Osawa will make two appearances in Port Angeles on March 1 and 2 when her documentary, Princess Angeline, is screened at Peninsula College and the Lower Elwha Heritage Center. She will talk about the film and her work immediately following both screenings.
The March 1 showing is part of Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema film series and will be screened at 7:00 pm in Maier Performance Hall. The March 2 screening will begin at 3:00 pm at the Lower Elwha Heritage Center.
Princess Angeline was the daughter of Chief Seattle. Although her face is seen on many postcards, toward the end of her life she lived alone, refusing to leave her homeland. Many have wondered what historical events led to her being one of the few Duwamish people left in Seattle by the 1890s, only 35 years after the peace treaty?
Osawa’s video explores this story as well as the story of the Duwamish and their unrecognized tribal status, primarily through the life of Princess Angeline.
The Peninsula College showing is cosponsored by the Peninsula College Longhouse “House of Learning.” Admission is $5.00 general and free to PC students.
For more information on the Lower Elwha Heritage Center showing, please contact Brenda Francis-Thomas, Communications Manager, at (360) 452-8471 ext. 137.