Home From School Documentary Premiere
On June 20th, at Central Wyoming College, Caldera Productions and Wyoming Humanities will screen the "Home From School: The Children of Carlisle" documentary.
The documentary is about Native American Children who died at federal boarding schools after the U.S. Government took them from their tribe and homelands. It tells the story of the Northern Arapaho tribe's long battle to retrieve the remains of three boys who were buried at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania,
Northern Arapaho Chairman Jordan Dresser, who is an associate producer of the film, said, "This story was brought to us by the people who lived it – the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho people whose ancestors experienced the harshest boarding schools. "It's their story, told in their voices, and they shared it because they wanted young people to learn from it and have a better future."
The June 20th screening will fulfill a pledge made by the producers to show the film first to residents of the Wind River Reservation.
"These pages are missing from American history books, despite or perhaps because it was a huge program of what some scholars have called 'cultural genocide," said Producer/Director Geoffrey O'Gara. "We're a relatively young country, and our history is very close and alive."
The film "Home From School" was awarded a Better Angels Lavine Fellowship, which is part of the Library of Congress Ken Burns/Lavine Prize for film.
The film is a co-production of Vision Maker Media, an entity of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Caldera Productions.
On June 20th, there will be a special screening event to honor those that made the film possible. The public screening will begin at 6:00 PM with doors opening at 5:30pm
A screening in Lander has been scheduled for Tuesday July 27th at The Grand Theater (sponsored by the LOR Foundation). Details will be announced shortly.
Writer and Director: Geoff O’Gara
Co-Producer: Sophie Barksdale
Associate Producer: Jordan Dresser
Edited by: Virginia Moore, Nathan Schucker, Kyle Nicholoff
Director of Photography: Nathan Schucker
For more information, go to www.homefromschoolfilm.com or for comments and media, inquiries contact email@example.com.
Home From School Trailer