FNFVF: "Urban Rez" and "No Reservations" | Newberry

FNFVF: "Urban Rez" and "No Reservations"

Saturday, May 11, 2019

1 pm to 4 pm

Rettinger Hall

D'Arcy McNickle and First Nations Film and Video Festival
Free to attend with advance registration
Open to the Public
Center for American Indian Studies Programs

Urban Rez, Directed by Larry Pourier (Kiowa)

Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. During the documentary, dozens of American Indians representing tribal groups from across the West recall their first-hand experiences with relocation, including the early hardships, struggles with isolation and racism. Interviewees also speak about the challenges of maintaining one’s own tribal traditions — from language to hunting — while assimilating into the larger society. Actor, musician and Oglala Lakota member Moses Brings Plenty narrates this insightful film about this seldom-told chapter in American history.

Run time: 57 minutes

No Reservations, Directed by Trevor Carroll

“The dynamics of the pipeline debate take a comedic twist in this clever political satire.”

Run time: 11 minutes

Cost and Registration Information 

This event is free to attend with advance registration. Registration will open up soon.

Questions? Contact us at mcnickle@newberry.org.