Breaking New Cinematic Ground: Aboriginal Canadian Experimental Videos

Kristin Dowell (University of Oklahoma)

Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:30–7:30 pm

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Dr. Kristin Dowell presents a multimedia look at the rise of experimental video production among a younger generation of Aboriginal media artists whose unconventional approach is redefining Aboriginal media practice in Canada. Her talk explores the innovative ways in which these media artists address Native identity, relationships to land, and the importance of Native languages in their films and videos. The evening includes several short films by filmmakers Kevin Burton and Helen Haig-Brown, rising stars in Aboriginal media in Canada.

Sponsored by Thornburg Investment Management, William H. Donner Foundation, Betty and Luke Vortman Endowment Fund, Lannan Foundation, Flora Crichton Lecture Fund, and Santa Fe Audio Visual