Wednesday, April 25, 2018

One Nation Film Fest screening at Sun Water bridges a generational divide in native identity

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click to enlarge Sunwater Spa’s Monthly One Nation Film Festival Screening - April 25, 7-8 p.m., Sunwater Spa, 514 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, donations requested, onenationwt.org. - ANTHONY FLOREZ
  • Anthony Florez
  • Sunwater Spa’s Monthly One Nation Film Festival ScreeningApril 25, 7-8 p.m., Sunwater Spa, 514 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, donations requested, onenationwt.org.
While we always love the annual One Nation Walking Together Film Festival, which showcases films of all genres by and about Native American people, we’re equally thrilled that the festival isn’t just a once-annual celebration. Monthly, One Nation Walking Together, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to Native American communities, hosts a screening at Sunwater Spa, choosing from the best of the best of indigenous narrative and documentary films. Wednesday, check out two shorts: Generations and Carry the Flag. Generations explores the relationships that different generations have to their native identity, following a mother and her children on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation. Carry the Flag presents Bernard Namok Jr., the son of the man who designed the Torres Strait Islander flag, who sees the flag as a symbol of not only his people, but his relationship to his father, who passed away just a year after designing the flag 26 years ago. Both films bridge a generational divide in native identity, but from two entirely unique cultures. If you can’t catch the double feature tonight, keep an eye out for future One Nation Film Festival screenings, and the all-day festival returning next year.

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