Preview Screening: The American Buffalo - Oct. 12
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Community
- Published: 01 September 2023
Join us for a preview screening and panel discussion of Ken Burns' new film The American Buffalo.
October 12, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
WHRO Public Media
5200 Hampton Blvd.,
Norfolk, VA 23508
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Prior to the broadcast premiere of Ken Burns' latest film, The American Buffalo, you can see a preview of the documentary and hear from a panel of experts. Members of the Nansemond Indian Nation will join us to discuss native tribes' relationship to local resources and their conservation efforts.
About the film:
The American Buffalo is a new two-part, four-hour series, that takes viewers on a journey through more than 10,000 years of North American history and across some of the continent’s most iconic landscapes, tracing the animal’s evolution, significance to the Great Plains, near demise, and relationship to the Indigenous People of North America.
The film includes interviews with leading Native American scholars, land experts and Tribal Nation members. Among those interviewed were: Gerard Baker (Mandan-Hidatsa), George Horse Capture, Jr. (Aaniiih), Rosalyn LaPier (Blackfeet of Montana and Métis), N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), Marcia Pablo (Salish), Ron Parker (Comanche), Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche) and Germaine White (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes).
Corporate funding for The American Buffalo was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by The Better Angels Society and its following members: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation fund at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation; Diane and Hal Brierley; The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment; John and Catherine Debs; Kissick Family Foundation; Fred and Donna Seigel; Jacqueline Mars; John and Leslie McQuown; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tudor Jones. Funding was also provided by The Volgenau Foundation.