Indigenous Film

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.

Films will be screened at the Museum’s Phipps Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 6:30 p.m. Please use the IMAX Evening entrance on the east side of the Museum. Admission is free. 

Wednesday, August 9

6:30 p.m.

Messagae from Mungo

Message from Mungo (directors Andrew Pike and Ann McGrath). In 1969, erosion around Lake Mungo in New South Wales, Australia revealed the cremated remains of Mungo Woman – to western scientists, the earliest known cremation in the world; to the Aboriginal peoples of the area, their ancestor. The story is told through interviews with archeologists, local pastoralists, government parks and heritage officers, and members of the three traditional Aboriginal groups of the Mungo region (Mutthi Mutthi, Ngiampaa, and Barkindji/Paakintji). The Aboriginal communities are keen to have the film widely seen, as it affirms the importance of their heritage and history, and records their difficult struggle to gain a meaningful role in managing their heritage. (Ronin Films, 2014, 70 min.).

Chip Colwell, Ph.D., Senior Curator of Anthropology, will lead audience discussion/Q&A after the film screening.

2017 Schedule– Film titles to be announced
September 13
October 8 (Screening will take place in Ricketson Auditorium)
November 8
No screening in December

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