Jul
16
Sun
Race and Ethnicity Film Series: “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” @ ASEAN Auditorium at Tufts Fletcher School Cabot Center
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets: www.sanctuaryucc.org/NeitherWolfNorDogTickets

Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Adapted from the best-selling, Native American novel by Kent Nerburn

A Film Screening and Discussion:
Sunday, July 16, 5:00 pm
ASEAN Auditorium at Tufts Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Tickets: $ 10.00; www.SanctuaryUCC.org/NeitherWolfNorDog

Neither Wolf Nor Dog is adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Nerburn, this funny and deeply moving film follows an author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder. Kent Nerburn (Christopher Sweeney), a good-hearted, white American family man and writer, receives a mysterious call from a distant Indian reservation regarding an oral history book he made with Red Lake Ojibwe reservation students in northern Minnesota. Despite misgivings, Kent travels across America’s northern plains to arrive at the bleak, poverty-stricken reservation deep in the high plains of the Dakotas. The old man, Dan (Dave Bald Eagle), who lives alone in a clapboard shack back in the hills with his only real companions—his dog, a close friend named Grover (Richard Ray Whitman) and his granddaughter, Wenonah (Roseanne Supernault)—interrogates Kent as to his motives for working with Indian people. Once satisfied he is not a turquoise clad “wannabe” spouting Indian philosophy, Dan recounts the story of American history from the Native point of view. As the stories pour from Dan, Kent’s understanding of the world is turned upside down. An inanimate landscape comes alive, and a history he thought he knew is called into question.

To see a Film Trailer: vimeo.com/204839186

This screening and discussion is being presented by the www.MedfordFilm.org Collaborative in conjunction with the www.MedfordConversations.org Project, the www.LakotaYouthStay.org Program and www.CommunityRelations.Tufts.edu as part of a four film series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Sponsors: The film series has been made possible with the generous support of the Medford Arts Council. The screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog is also supported by Arts Alive Medford Foundation and Sanctuary UCC’s Faith and Film Program which allows for all of the proceeds from the tickets and donations for this film to go directly to the Lakota youth participating in the Lakota YouthStay Program.

For information about all of the films in the series: www.MedfordFilm.org.

Aug
20
Sun
Race and Ethnicity Film Series: “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America” @ ASEAN Auditorium at Tufts Fletcher School Cabot Center
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Film is Free – but ticket/registration is required. www.sanctuaryucc.org/harvestofempire

About Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America: At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present Harvest of Empire, a feature-length documentary that reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape…

As Juan González says at the beginning of the film “They never teach us in school that the huge Latino presence here is a direct result of our own government’s actions in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America over many decades — actions that forced millions from that region to leave their homeland and journey north.”

To see a Film Trailer: vimeo.com/59192547

This screening and discussion is being presented by the www.MedfordFilm.org Collaborative in conjunction with the www.MedfordConversations.org Project, the www.LakotaYouthStay.org Program and www.CommunityRelations.Tufts.edu as part of a four film series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

This film series has been made possible with the generous support of the Medford Arts Council. The screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog is also supported by Arts Alive Medford Foundation which allows for all of the proceeds from the tickets and donations for this film to go directly to the Lakota youth participating in the Lakota YouthStay Program.

For information about all of the films in the series: www.MedfordFilm.org.

This Film is Free – but ticket/registration is required. www.sanctuaryucc.org/harvestofempire