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Native American Culture Is Topic of Library Summer Film Series

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Still from “Miss Navajo,” which will be screened July 9 as part of the University Libraries Diversity Committee summer film series.

The libraries at UNC will screen three films on the topic of Native American culture. The screenings are free and open to the public.

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, assistant professor of American studies, will introduce the first film on June 11.

The movies will be:

The Native American: Stereotypes
Wednesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. (approximately 24 minutes)
Undergraduate Library, Room 205
Sandra Osawa explores distorted images of Native Americans in images, literature, and film.

Miss Navajo
Wednesday, July 9, at 2 p.m. (approximately 60 minutes)
Undergraduate Library, Room 205
Miss Navajo is a celebration of women and tradition in Dine (Navajo) culture explored by one young woman’s quest for the Navajo Nation Crown.

Fry Bread Babes
Wednesday, August 13, at 2 p.m. (approximately 30 minutes)
Undergraduate Library, Room 205
The filmmaker explores body image and identity in this powerful documentary about Native American women.

The film series is designed to tie in with UNC’s 2014 summer reading book, The Round House by Louise Erdrich. The novel focuses on a young boy growing up on a reservation and dealing with the aftermath of an attack on his mother.

The screenings are sponsored by the University Libraries Diversity Committee.

For additional information, contact committee member Renee McBride (mcbrider@email.unc.edu, 919-962-9709).

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