A screening of “A Thousand Roads” will be held by West Virginia University’s Office of Student Life-Multicultural Programs on Thursday, Nov. 5.
The 2005 Native American documentary, part of the Brown Bag Lunch Film & Discussion Series, will be shown from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gluck Theatre.
“A Thousand Roads” was directed by Chris Eyre and produced by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It will be presented by WVU Native American Studies Coordinator Bonnie Brown, on the occasion of American Indian Heritage Month.
Rather than presenting a conventional historical perspective, the film is composed of short contemporary fiction about individuals belonging to a specific community: a stressed-out Mohawk stockbroker in Manhattan; a young Inupiat girl sent to live with her grandmother in Barrow, Alaska; a Navajo gang member who must find his core values in his reservation on the mesas of New Mexico; and a Quechua healer in Peru, attempting to save a sick child.
Screenwriter Joy Harjo, a poet and member of the Creek Nation, was charged with finding stories that fulfilled that mission.
Pizza will be provided first-come, first served.
For more information, please call (304) 293-0890 or go to http://www.studentlife.wvu.edu/mpprograms.html#bblfds.
CONTACT: Vivien Exartier, Office of Student Life-Multicultural Programs