Where: Chicago, IL

When: November 3, 2015 – November 5, 2015

Standing Silent Nation, Sun Kissed, In the Light of Reverence & Up Heartbreak Hill

November is Native American Heritage Month!

Join Chicago Public Library Woodson Regional Library for a film series featuring POV’s films celebrating Native American culture and identity. For more information, call (312) 747-6937.

Standing Silent Nation
by Suree Towfighnia & Courtney Hermann
November 3, 2015, 2:00pm
Standing Silent Nation Conversation Starter: Alex White Plume describes a “sovereign nation” as having language, land, culture, government, and a policeforce. What does nationhood mean to you? How would you define it? Why is sovereignty important?

Sun Kissed
by Maya Stark & Adi Lavy
November 4, 2015, 6:00pm
Sun Kissed Conversation Starter: What do you learn from the film about Navajo spiritual beliefs and teachings? How do these teachings compare to your own beliefs? Consider things such as Yolanda’s dream about Leanndra’s impending death, the suggestion to ask the sun for forgiveness, Dorey’s prayers and connecting a parent’s youthful transgressions to the fate of his or her children

In the Light of Reverence
by Christopher McLeod & Malinda Maynor
November 5, 2015, 2:00pm
In the Light of Reverence Conversation Starter: Would you be willing to refrain from visiting a place that an American Indian culture considers sacred? Would you stay away permanently?

Up Heartbreak Hill
by Erica Scharf
November 5, 2015, 6:00pm
Up Heartbreak Hill Conversation Starter: How much of Thomas and Tamara’s experience is typical for teens transitioning from high school to college? What unique factors does living on the Navajo Nation reservation add to their experience?

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.