Sunday, August 26, 2012

PAST: FILM: BloomScreen presents "A Thousand Roads" a film about the lives of four Native Americans, this TUES, April 16th at BloomBars, followed by a discussion, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, by donation, $10 suggested

BloomScreen presents: A Thousand Roads
Tuesday, April 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Popcorn and refreshments provided

"A Thousand Roads" (2004, 40 min), directed by Chris Eyre, and produced by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (view trailer). The lives of four Native Americans take a significant turn as they confront the crises that arise in a single day.

The film threads together four stories, taking us into the life of a stressed-out Mohawk stockbroker in Manhattan; a young Inupiat girl sent to live with her grandmother in Barrow, Alaska; a Navajo gang member who must find his core values in his reservation on the mesas of New Mexico; and a Quechua healer in Peru, attempting to save a sick child. Each journey through strikingly visual landscapes and each draws strength from their tribal pasts to transcend the challenges of the day and embrace the promises that await them.

The film will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Zandra Wilson, a Cultural Interpreter with the National Museum of the American in Washington, DC.

3222 11th St, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th one block, turn right on Kenyon, left on 11th

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