Film Screening: 'N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear' at The Seattle Public Library May 25
release date: 05/21/2019
Join Seattle International Film Festival and The Seattle Public Library for a screening of Indigenous-made films and post-film discussion from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.
"N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear" is a profile of Kiowa author Navarro Scott Momaday, 50 years after his Pulitzer Prize win, that focuses on both his place in American literature and his role in keeping Native American oral tradition alive.
The feature will be paired with the short film "Gutk'odau (Yellow)" by Adam Piron (Kiowa).
Following the screening will be a Q&A on the importance of shifting narrative from an Indigenous point of view through storytelling methodologies. The discussion will be moderated by Tazbah Chavez, and panelists will include: Jill Momaday, Paulette Jordan, Shirley Sneve and Chadwick Allen.
Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is suggested to reserve a seat, but not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $8 on weekends.
One additional SIFF film will be screened at the Library from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8: "Engineering with Nature - An Ode to Water, Wood, and Stone"
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