Documentaries about Native American People at the National Museum of the American Indian in NY. Racing the Rez and Indian Relay.
Tribal Pride : Crossing the Finish Line
Two new documentaries on unique Native competitions. Produced in partnership with Vision Maker Media, the Native American public broadcasting organization. Discussion follows with Georgiana Lee (Navajo), Assistant Director, Vision Maker Media. FREE admission.
Thursday, May 30 at 6 pm & Saturday, June 1 at 2 pm – Auditorium
Racing The Rez 2012, 57. min. Directed by Brian Truglio.
In the rugged canyon lands of northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over two seasons, urged on by committed coaches and supported by their families, the boys face the obstacles and challenges of high school and planning for the future. New York premiere.
Indian Relay 2013, 57 min. Directed Charles Dye.
From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship horse races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season – hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships.New York premiere.