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Indigenous Film: Okpik’s Dream

May 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series.

Film screenings will take place at the Museum’s Phipps Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 6:30 p.m. Please use the IMAX Evening entrance on the east side of the Museum.

Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

May 11
6:30 p.m.

Okpik’s Dream
Okpik’s Dream (director Laura Rietveld). Becoming a dog musher was Harry Okpik’s childhood dream, but during the Dog Slaughter in the 1960s, when government agents shot thousands of Inuit huskies across the Canadian Arctic, 11-year-old Harry thought his dream was forever destroyed. Twelve years later, after traumatic residential schooling, another personal tragedy struck when he suffered a shooting accident and the eventual loss of his leg. In this powerful documentary, filmed over the course of several seasons, Harry recounts the momentous events of his life, including the realization of his life-long dream of running a dog sled team in the 600-km Ivakkak race, and the challenge of passing on his knowledge to a younger generation. In Inuktitut and English. (Catbird Productions, 2015, 72 min.).

A discussion will follow the film.

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

2016 Schedule 
June 8 – Youth Showcase
July 13 – Empire of Dirt
August 10 – Film TBA
September 14 – Two Spirits Showcase
October 9 – Message from Mungo
November 9  – Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi
There is no film in December


May 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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