TAFFNY VIRTUAL CINEMA
JUNE 25, 2021. Available from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Followed by a live-streamed Q&A with directors Professor Campbell Dalglish and Dr. Henrietta Mann, and anthropologist/field ethnographer Robert Vetter at 8:30 p.m.
ORIGINAL TITLE: Savage Land
DIRECTORS: Campbell Dalglish & Henrietta Mann
Date completed: 2021
Film Category: Documentary
Length of Film: 99 min
When Custer County Police kill 18 year old Cheyenne Arapaho Mah-hi-vist Red Bird Goodblanket in his family's kitchen, descendants of the Sand Creek and Washita Massacres take us back 150 years to reveal how historical trauma and the horrors of the past are still present in America today.
For more information on the film, please visit its webpage at https://savagelandfilm.com/
Campbell Dalglish - Founding Director of D'Arc Productions (www.darcproductions.net). Award winning films include “Road Kill” and “Dance of the Quantum Cats.” Award winning screenplays “Charade of a Fly,” “The Commune,” “Bruises.” Award winning plays “The List,” “Green Fire,” “Split,” the musical “Skins of the Money Drum” and opera “Blue Mass” with composer Robert Elhai. He earned his MFA on a fellowship at Yale School of Drama and is currently a tenured professor of film at City College of New York. He is co-founder and President of the Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center, written over a hundred critical film reviews for the Long Island Advance, and is a Film Commissioner for Suffolk County. Co-writer, producer, director and sound/cinematographer for “Savage Land."
Henrietta Mann (Cheyenne, b. 1934) is a Native American academic and activist. In 1991 she was featured in Rolling Stone as one of the top ten professors in the United States. In 2008, she was honored by the National Indian Education Association with a lifetime achievement award and in 2016, she became one of only two American Indians elected to the National Academy of Education. She is the narrator, Executive Producer and co-writer for the feature length documentary, "Savage Land.”
Robert Vetter, M.A. anthropologist (https://www.indianjourneys.com/) providing cultural immersion experiences in Native cultures throughout Indian Country, including New York (Iroquois/Haudenosaunee), Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Wisconsin, featured in: the New York Times, Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Child Magazine, McCall's, NBC's Today Show, and the Travel Channel's Lonely Planet series. Co- author of the book "Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family.” He is the consulting ethnographer for the feature film "Savage Land."