¡Cine Resistencia! Featuring: Our Spirits Don’t Speak English
Sponsored by Red Salmon Arts
“Our Spirits Don’t Speak English – Indian Boarding School” is a documentary film that examines he educational system that was designed to destroy Indian culture and tribal unity.” Introduced by August Schellenberg, the film provides a candid look at the Indian Boarding School system starting in 1879 through the 1960s combining personal interviews with historical background. The philosophy of the Indian boarding school system was based on the concept of “kill the Indian and save the man”, as stated by Captain Richard Henry Pratt who was the founder of the Carlisle Indian School. The film combines a number of powerful personal interviews, including Andrew Windy Boy, along with historical narration to reflect the harrowing, and often untold, experience of so many. Grace Thorpe, daughter of Jim Thorpe, the famous Sauk and Fox athlete, closes the film with her last public interview.
- Best Feature Documentary International Cherokee Film Festival
- 2008 Accolade Competition Award of Excellence
- 2008 Best Documentary Columbus International Film Festival
- American Indian Film Festival
- Santa Fe Film Festival
- Talking Stick Film Festival
- Native American Music Awards
- Red Nation Film Featival
- Denver Indigenious Film Festival
Steven R. Heape – Producer, Executive Producer
Chip Richie – Director, Producer
Dan Agent – Screenwriter
Dawn Avery – Composer (Music Score)
*This free community film screening starts at 7pm with light refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so be sure to show up ahead of time to get settled in!**
A sliding scale donation or purchase at Resistencia is suggested to go toward refreshments and support the bookstore.
Red Salmon Arts is a 501(c)3 grassroots cultural arts organization, with a thirty-year history of working with the indigenous neighborhoods of Austin. RSA is dedicated to the development of emerging writers and the promotion of Chican@/Latin@/Native American literature, providing outlets and mechanisms for cultural exchange, and sharing in the retrieval of a people’s cultural heritage with a commitment to social justice.
Cine Resistencia: A Summer Film Series showcasing the work of nascent and veteran filmmakers, media makers, producers, and directors that highlights Chican@/Latin@/Native American-centered documentaries, shorts, features, and works-in-progress.
Resistencia Bookstore, Casa de Red Salmon Arts, is a neighborhood center for aspiring writers, providing quality literature to Austin communities since 1983. Specializing in indigenous, Native American, Chican@-Mexican@, Latin@, African American, queer, feminist, and children’s bilingual literature.
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