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Tags: Arizona Humanities Council, Chaco Canyon, Homolovi, Hopi culture, Hopi elders, Hopi films, Hopi Footprints of the Ancestors, Hopi history, Hopi preservation, Hopi Tribe, Hopi youth, Hopi Youth Return to Chaco Canyon, Hopi Youth Return to Homolovi, Hopi Youth Return to Kawestima, Hopi Youth Return to Mesa Verde, National Endowment for the Humanities, Northern Arizona University, Wolf Gumerman
Tags: American Indian photography, American Indian Studies, American Indian Studies Program, film studies, Films, Hopi, Hopi culture, Hopi films, Hopi photography, Hopi studies, Hotevilla, indigenous films, indigenous studies, Native American films, Native American Studies, Native artists, Native photography, photography, Princeton alumni, University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Victor Masayesva Jr
On September 9, 2010, Victor Masayesva, Jr. from the village of Hotevilla screened a short film and gave a presentation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Masayesva’s visit was part of a university sponsored initiative titled “Sovereignty and Autonomy in the Western Hemisphere: National & Regional Struggles for Power, Identity and Space.” The American Indian Studies Program organized the event.
Masayesva is known throughout the world as an accomplished Hopi photographer and filmmaker. Some of his award winning films include Hopiit, Itam Hakim Hopiit, Ritual Clowns, Imagining Indians, and one of my favorites, Paatuwaqatsi: Water, Land & Life, a film on Hopi running, the sacredness of water, and Hopi relationship with the indigenous people of Mexico.
In addition to directing films, Masayesva has published a book titled Husk of Time: The Photographs of Victor Masayesva with the University of Arizona Press.
To learn more about Masayesva and his work, please visit the following website: http://www.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/rose/masayesva_v.htm
Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert
Tags: AINSP, American Indian and Native Studies Program, American Indian Studies, Film screening, film studies, Films, Hopi, Hopi culture, Hopi history, Indian boarding schools, Native American history, Native films, University of Iowa
Tags: American Indian, American Indian children, American Indian Studies, assimilation, colonialism, Films, Ganado Mission School, Hopi, Hopi culture, Hopi education, Indian boarding schools, Indian education, Native American, Native children, Native education, Native film, Phoenix Indian School, Sherman Institute, Stewart Indian School, UI-7
I am pleased to announce that UI-7, a local television station associated with the College of Media at the University of Illinois, will air Beyond the Mesas this week on the following days and times:
Tuesday, January 19 – 7:30pm and 9:00pm CST
Wednesday, January 20 – 1:00 pm CST
Friday, January 22 – 10:00 pm CST
Saturday, January 23 – 8:00 pm CST
UI-7 can be seen on Channel 7 for local Comcast subscribers.
On the same days/times, Beyond the Mesas will air simultaneously over the internet via a live stream at: http://www.media.illinois.edu/service/ui7live.html
If you are planning on watching the film on-line, remember to account for the different time zones. The above showings are listed in Central Standard Time (CST)
Beyond the Mesas Trailer
About the film:
Directed by Emmy Award winning director, Allan Holzman, and produced by Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma, Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, and Gerald Eichner, Beyond the Mesas is a thirty-six minute documentary film on the removal of Hopis to on and off-reservation boarding schools and their experiences at schools such as Sherman Institute, Phoenix Indian School, Ganado Mission School, and Stewart Indian School. Topics covered in the film include Hopi understandings of education, early U.S. government attempts to assimilate Hopis, the Orayvi Split, Hopi language loss at American schools, and the future of the Hopi people. Produced with the cooperation and involvement of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office in Kykotsmovi, Arizona, Beyond the Mesas is part I of a series of films on children and American Indian culture titled “Keeping the Culture Alive.”
The first public showing of the film was at the Hotevilla Bacavi Community School on the Hopi Reservation on November 8, 2006. Shortly afterwards, the Applied Indigenous Studies Department at Northern Arizona University and the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office hosted a screening at the Cline Library auditorium. Since November 2006, official screenings have taken place at other universities and schools, including the University of Illinois, University of California, Riverside, Cornell University, and Sherman Indian High School. The film has aired on several regional PBS stations throughout the United States.
Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert