RUN TO THE EAST
SAND CREEK MASSACRE SPIRITUAL HEALING RUN/WALK
November 21, 2012
6:30pm – 8:45pm
6:30 p.m.: Welcome & Film Screening
Run to the East (director Henry Lu), focuses its lens on three high school seniors who compete as cross country runners: Chantel “Tails” Hunt (Navajo), Thomas Martinez (Navajo) and Dillon Shije (Zia Pueblo). Through the year’s track meets they compete against runners from more privileged schools as they vie for college scholarships and a chance to explore opportunities off the rez. The film lets us see running not only as competitive sport, but as a spiritual aspect of their cultures that builds strength and resilience. (Moxie Pictures, 2010, 87 min.).
Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk (Directors Derek Brown (Navajo), Mattea Wellnitz.) Cheyenne and Arapahoe youth run from the massacre site in Eads, Colorado to Denver in an annual commemoration of their ancestors that were brutally attacked and massacred on November 29th, 1864 by Colonel John Chivington and the 3rd Colorado volunteers. The film, like the event itself, raises awareness of this senseless tragedy so its story will not be forgotten. (2008, 8 min.) email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:15 p.m.: Post-screening discussion
Post screening discussion will be led by Darius Lee Smith, Director, Denver Anti-Discrimination Office and long-time runner in his own right. Filmmakers Derek Brown and Mattea Wellnitz have been invited for Q&A.
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