April 2 Voices from the Interior: Indigenous Stories in Film
10 am-4 pm

Free admission to all screenings/discussions; masks required for this event held in Joslyn’s Abbott Lecture Hall; tickets required to view the exhibition Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer; Café Durham open 11 am-2 pm.

Join us for a day filled with inspirational documentary films and lively discussion by filmmakers and contributors!

10:15 am & 11:15 am - Faces from the Interior Documentaries
(42. min.)
In four mini documentaries produced for the exhibition Faces from the Interior, personal stories illuminate generations of Indigenous teachings that bridge historical and contemporary featherwork and beadwork, dancing, tribal histories, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Noon - Concrete 49 (11 min.)
Directed by by Justin Deegan (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation), this short film shares the stories of three Indigenous people living in New York City.

12:15 pm - Faces from the Interior, Director's Cut (45 min.)
Justin Deegan's director's cut of a Faces from the Interior documentary features fascinating extended interviews with Gerard Baker, Jennifer YoungBear, and Michael Barthelemy about Manda, Hidatsa, and Arikara histories and cultures.

1 pm - Panel Discussion
Join us for a discussion with director Justin Deegan and Faces from the Interior film culture bearers and collaborators. Moderator: Annika K. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Native American Art
2:30 pm - The Omaha Speaking (67 min.) 
Directed by Brigitte Timmerman, this documentary features moving stories about the remaining Umónhon-speaking elders of the tribe and educators’ dedicated efforts to keep their language alive.

Funding provided by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.