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Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater

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2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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Indigenous Film: 68 Voces, 68 Corazones

June 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater 2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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68 Voces, 68 Corazones: This series of animated indigenous stories, each narrated in its original language, is designed to promote pride, respect and use of the indigenous languages of Mexico. Upon completion, the project will include an animation for each of the 68 language families in Mexico. Our program will screen the 22 animations completed in 2016 and 2017. Subtitled in English. (Hola Combo, 2016-2017.). A discussion with the audience will follow the film. Please use the IMAX evening entrance…

Indigenous Film presents “The Eagle Huntress”

July 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater 2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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This documentary follows Aishoplan Nurgaiv, a 13-year old Kazakh girl, as she trains with her father to hunt on horseback with a golden eagle. “I started to train when I was 10 years old, going to the mountains with my dad . . . . I wanted to be an eagle huntress.” Aware that some men thought girls were not strong enough to hold an eagle, their skepticism fueled her power to succeed. Aishoplan set her sights on the prestigious…

Indigenous Film: La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle)

August 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater 2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle), from co-directors Saul Kak (Zoque) and Charles Fairbanks, presents a portrait of a small Zoque village in Mexico beset by outside forces. The film documents the influences of capitalism, the allure of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement hyped as a medical miracle, and the impact of filmmaking on Kak's community. In Zoque and Spanish with English subtitles. (Charles Fairbanks, 2018, 71 min.). Film contains some adult language. Admission is free, but a $5.00 donation is…

Indigenous Film & Art Festival:Indigenous Military Architecture

September 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater 2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Denver American Indian Commission and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are pleased to present another year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival. Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a film screening and discussion. The event is free (suggested donation $5). Please join us on Wednesday, September 11 for our program on Indigenous Military Architecture, including a screening of NZ Wars: The Stories of Ruapekapeka, and…

Indigenous Film Festival: Words from a Bear

October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater 2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose. The film visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings, relating each written line to his unique American experience representing ancestry, place, and oral history. Cinematically this story takes audiences on a spiritual journey through the expansive landscapes of the West, when Momaday’s Kiowa ancestors roamed the Great Plains with herds of buffalo, to…

Indigenous Film & Art Festival: Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater 2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, Director (and former professional surfer) Sam George. This moving documentary profiles Eddie Aikau: legendary big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard, peacemaker, and crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a. In 1978, Eddie volunteered as a crew member on the ill-fated second voyage of the Hokule’a as it set sail from Hawai’i to Tahiti. True to his reputation for courage and caring for others, when the Hokule’a capsized in treacherous seas and the lives of…

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