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Native Film Series: Navajo Talking Picture and Miss Navajo

Native Film Series: <i>Navajo Talking Picture</i> and <i>Miss Navajo</i>
Tuesday, February 20th, 6:30pm
Clingman Education Gallery

The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s 3rd Annual Native Film Series showcases a selection of thought-provoking documentaries that feature original and diverse indigenous stories. All were directed, written, produced by, and/or star Native Americans. Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche Nation), Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, curated the series and will lead a discussion following each screening. Free Admission

 Navajo Talking Picture (1986/40 min./NR)

Filmmaker Arlene Bowman documents her grandmother’s traditional lifestyle on the Reservation in spite of her forceful objections, raising issues of “insider/outsider” status.

Miss Navajo (2007/58 min./NR)

This film explores the role of women and tradition in Diné (Navajo) culture as it follows a young woman on her quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown.


Top Image: Courtesy of Women Make Movies,


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