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August 6th 2019

Collaborative Screening with Film Streams

7pm - 9pm

Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater 1340 Mike Fahey Omaha, Ne 68102

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August 6th 2019

Collaborative Screening with Film Streams

Join us Tuesday, August 6, at 7 pmfor a free, collaborative Filmmaker Screening of the locally produced documentary UmoNhoN Iye (The Omaha Speaking) at theRuth Sokolof Theater, presented in collaboration with UmoNhoN Nation Public School and the Nebraska Indian Community College.

About the film: Only a handful of fluent speakers of the language of the Omaha Tribe remain. Omaha-based filmmaker Brigitte Timmerman set out to document these guardians of the Omaha language, a group of elders movingly profiled in UmoNhoN Iye. In a series of vignettes, they reflect on growing up speaking their native tongue, the efforts taken by outsiders to erase it out, and why it is so important to preserve it.

The film also features a dedicated group of educators working to keep their language alive. In addition to Timmerman, post-show discussion will feature several of these advocates, including Glenna Slater (language instructor, Nebraska Indian Community College) and Vida Stabler (Language and Cultural Center director, UmoNhoN Nation Public School).

7pm - 9pm

Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater 1340 Mike Fahey Omaha, Ne 68102