The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series.
The October 7 Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival film will be screened at the Museum’s Phipps Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7 p.m. Please use the IMAX Evening Entrance on the east side of the Museum. Admission is free.
Ocotober 7, 2018
Sweet Country, Director Warwick Thornton (Kaytej). Inspired by a true story, Thornton brings to life a drama set in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory, shot in the MacDonnell Ranges (where Thornton grew up) - lands which still possess a deep and complex web of ancient indigenous laws, customs, and life. The story unfolds on a frontier outpost in 1929, where different cultural worlds collide; a place where indigenous and non-indigenous people push against each other like tectonic plates. It is a clash of culture, ideologies and spirits that began when the colonizers first arrived in Australia, and continues today. “The issues raised in Sweet Country rarely find their way into mainstream consciousness. My aim [is] to use the accessibility of the western genre for audiences to enter the story and be drawn into this world and so experience the issues faced by an occupied people . . . to break down cultural boundaries between us and bring us together.” (Bunya Productions, 2017, 113 min.).
A discussion with the audience and recpetion will follow the film.
Wednesday, November 14 - Taino Daka (I Am) in the Ricketson Auditorium
No screening in December