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HOVAB @ Boedecker: Visual Art of Boulder Filmmakers — “An Evening of Films by Ava Hamilton and Jerry Aronson”
November 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
HOVAB @ Boedecker: The Visual Art of Boulder Filmmakers
Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 7 PM
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO. 80302
An Evening with Filmmakers Jerry Aronson and Ava Hamilton
Divided Trail: A Native American Odyssey (1978), nominated for an Academy Award. The short documentary follows the lives of four Native Americans who lived in the urban heart of Chicago. Jerry Aronson spent eight years documenting the struggles of these people, who, encouraged by the government to leave their reservation and start a new life in the city, found themselves all but overwhelmed in a constant struggle to learn new ways and still maintain their identities. In 1980, The Divided Trail was broadcast on PBS in a special series, Matters of Life and Death.
Indians for Indians (2005), by Ava Hamilton, looks at the longest, concurrently operating radio program to give voice to generations of American Indian listeners living in urban and remote areas. It has been on the air in Oklahoma since the early 1930’s, when WNAD broadcast the program from The University of Oklahoma. It has the reputation of being the “oldest American Indian radio program” in existence.
Everything Has A Spirit (1992), by Ava Hamilton, examines the lack of equal protection for tribal religions and sacred sites.