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Indigenous Film and Arts Festival

October 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (IIIRM) presents the Indigenous Film and Arts Festival. Join DMNS for the opening night of the festival for a screening of Message from Mungo. A dessert & coffee reception will follow the film.

Message from Mungo (directors Andrew Pike and Ann McGrath). In 1969, erosion around Lake Mungo in New South Wales, Australia revealed the cremated remains of Mungo Woman – to western scientists, the earliest known cremation in the world; to the Aboriginal peoples of the area, their ancestor. The story is told through interviews with archeologists, local pastoralists, government parks and heritage officers, and members of the three traditional Aboriginal groups of the Mungo region (Mutthi Mutthi, Ngiampaa, and Barkindji/Paakintji). The Aboriginal communities are keen to have the film widely seen, as it affirms the importance of their heritage and history, and records their difficult struggle to gain a meaningful role in managing their heritage. (Ronin Films, 2014, 70 min.).

Chip Colwell, Senior Curator of Anthropology, will lead a post-screening discussion with the audience.


More info: http://www.dmns.org/learn/adults/after-hours/indigenous-film-festival/


October 9, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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