Wednesday, January 23, 2013

February 1, 2013 ~ Transitions: Death of a Mother Tongue


Friday, February 1 - 7:30pm-9:30pm

Located at Elysian Fields Auctions 6924 79th Street, Niwot

(Look for the signs!)

Festival is free – Screenings are FREE with a suggested donation. "Warming of the Hearts" ~ warm clothing donations will be accepted at the door ~ coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, boots, mittens, blankets, etc.

1st Friday of every month between October, 2012 and May, 2013. 7:30 p.m. Location: Elysian Fields Auction Co., 6924 79th St., Niwot

The Niwot Native American Film Festival welcomes you to view award winning documentaries, narrative shorts, animation and feature film from the world of Native American independent filmmakers, several with premiere screening in Colorado.

Ava Hamilton, Film Festival Curator / Director will introduce the documentaries and films.

February 1, 2013 ~ Transitions: Death of a Mother Tongue - This film by Blackfeet producers Darrell Robes Kipp and Joe Fisher explores the relationship between language, thought, and culture, and examines the impact of language loss in Native American communities. The film chronicles the disappearance of the Blackfeet tribal language during the period of 1890-1990, with analysis of why the Mother tongue was destroyed. The film points out the tremendous loss that is only now beginning to be realized not only by tribal members but the society around them. The film also illustrates the commonality of language loss amongst Indian tribes and other ethnic groups in America.

Festival is hosted by Native American Producers Alliance & Ni-wot Prairie Productions
Sponsors: Elysian Fields Auctions, Native American Rights Fund, and WHIZZBang Studios
Contact info: 303-931-3084