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What Was Ours is coming to northeast Texas!
February 17th @ 6:30pm, The Franklin County Arts Alliance presents a free screening of the award winning PBS film, What Was Ours . Rated G

Winner, Best Film and Best of Class @ SWAIA, Smithsonian Museum for the American Indian Native Cinema Showcase in Santa Fe; Winner, Best Documentary @ San Francisco American Indian Film Festival; Winner, Western Heritage Award; Big Sky Award Nominee, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Montana;... Red Rock Film Festival, Utah; Thessoloniki Doc Market, Greece

FILMMAKER Q & A TO FOLLOW SCREENING
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
(Seating is first come first served, please arrive early)
Cultural Arts Center, 100 N. Rusk St., Mt. Vernon, TX 75457
For more information Email: franklincountyarts@gmail.com

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Sat 6:30 PM CST100 Rusk St, Mt Vernon, TX 75457-2322, United States

JOIN US FEBRUARY 17TH @ 6:30PM FOR A FREE SCREENING OF "WHAT WAS OURS," AN AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY BY FILMMAKER, MAT HAMES.

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.
FILMMAKER... Q & A TO FOLLOW SCREENING
(Seating is first come first served.)

Cultural Arts Center, 100 N. Rusk St., Mt. Vernon, TX 75457

For more information Email: franklincountyarts@gmail.com

*Trailer provided by Mat Hames

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Happy New Year! Our wonderful distributor, Vision Maker Media, has all the versions of 'What Was Ours' for sale at their online store. DVD, Blu Ray, digital copy, and Educational Versions, as well as an educational curriculum to use in classrooms. http://shopvisionmaker.org/product.asp…

An Eastern Shoshone Elder and two Northern Arapaho youth living on the Wind River Indian Reservation attempt to learn why thousands of ancestral artifacts are in the darkness of underground archives of museums and churches, boxed away and forgotten. Like millions of indigenous people in many parts o...
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We're screening the theatrical version of "What Was Ours" tonight in Austin Texas at 6pm, St. Edwards University, in Carter Hall. Q&A with the director and archivist will follow. Free and open to the public!

Our film was originally titled 'Wind River', and we are happy with the name change. In other news, a separate murder mystery called 'Wind River' came out recently and this is a nice story about it.

After allegations of sexual assault piled up against Harvey Weinstein, Wind River movie director Taylor Sheridan announced he would donate all future
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Native Americans had the highest percentage of service of any ethnic group during the Vietnam War. This will not be a surprise to those who either live on or know people on reservations. But the majority of U.S. citizens might not know this fact. Thank you, veterans, for your service - and specifically thank you to the many from the Wind River Reservation who defended our country and risked your lives every day, in every war. Some are no longer with us, and we remember and honor you today on Veteran's Day 2017. Pictured below are Starr Weed and Philbert McLeod, both of whom have now passed on. There are many many others at Wind River and other reservations across North America whom we appreciate as well. If you want, please share their name and service below. #VeteransDay2017 Independent Lens | PBS

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BROOKINGS — Efforts to obtain tribal artifacts from the Field Museum in Chicago have been captured in a 79-minute documentary that will be shown Friday, Oct. 27 at the conclusion
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This screening is SOLD OUT! You can join the wait list online and we will release tickets if they become available.

If you can't join us after all, we'd appreciate you canceling via Eventbrite or give us a call 303.449.3464 x5

Presented by the Museum of Boulder and the Native American Rights Fund The cultures of Native Americans in the United States and indigenous peoples around the world are vitally expressive and deeply tied to the natural landscape, as well as vulnerable to ongoing exploitation by others. Join us for a...
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Museum of Boulder is screening What Was Ours next Weds in Boulder, Colorado. If you have friends in the area, let them know, should be a wonderful screening.

Our screening tomorrow at the Bullock Texas State History Museum is at capacity. But if you didn't get a ticket there will be a standby line, and people will be admitted on a first come first serve basis. See you tomorrow night! Reception at 6, and screening begins at 7pm with a panel discussion following.

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We are so excited about this Thursday's screening at the Bullock Texas State History Museum because Jordan Dresser, Co-Producer is traveling from Wind River for a special Q&A along with filmmaker Mat Hames, Museum Curator Franck Cordes, and Kate Betz, Head of Education at the Bullock. Should be a fascinating discussion. There are just a few seats left, and you can RSVP here.

A Shoshone elder, a powwow princess, and an Arapaho journalist discover their purpose on the Wind River Indian Reservation as they seek lost artifacts.
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One of our favorite people to work with making What Was Ours is ITVS Producer Stephen Talbot. He regularly commissions short films for publishing by their journalistic partners, including the Atlantic, PBS Newshour, USA Today, People Magazine, KQED News, Salon, The Tennessean, NPR, the Nation and the Texas Tribune. Now you can all of these in one space. The collection includes our film "Never Conquered", which profiles Philbert, an Eastern Shoshone elder who served on a helicopter gunship in Vietnam. "Never Conquered" was originally published by The Atlantic, and the Nation.

In this short by Mat Hames, Eastern Shoshone tribal elder Philbert McLeod talks about his childhood and the beaded charm he thinks protected him in Vietnam.
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Big news! Today What Was Ours is available to rent or purchase via Amazon. And PLEASE help us get the word out by writing your own review on Amazon.com at the link attached.

An Eastern Shoshone Elder and two Northern Arapaho youth living on the Wind River Indian Reservation attempt to learn why thousands of ancestral artifacts are in the darkness of underground archives of museums and churches, boxed away and forgotten. It is being preserved, locked away, by 'outsiders'...
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The award-winning What Was Ours is screening FREE on Thursday, September 28th, 7pm at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, with filmmakers in attendance. RSVP and get your tickets here before they're gone.

A Shoshone elder, a powwow princess, and an Arapaho journalist discover their purpose on the Wind River Indian Reservation as they seek lost artifacts.
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What Was Ours - free screening in Austin Texas, at the Bullock Texas State History Museum with the support of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS benefitting Lights. Camera. Help. Co-Producer Jordan Dresser, Director Mat Hames, and other filmmakers from Alpheus Media will be in attendance for a discussion. Please RSVP below.

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It's about time.

For design ideas and funding, the National Museum of the American Indian turns to its community
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