AN EVENING WITH “THE NATIVE AND THE REFUGEE”
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th – IN TWO PARTS AT 7:30PM and 10:00PM
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
On Thursday August 13th, Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny will be returning to NYC from their North American tour to present an evening of short films and videos related to the themes from their documentary project THE NATIVE AND THE REFUGEE. The program will be presented in two parts at 7:30 and 10 PM, followed by a Q&A with the directors themselves.
Their multi-media documentary connects the struggles and lived experiences of Indian reservations in the United States with Palestinian refugee camps in the Middle East. Since December, they have traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; the Akwesasne Mohawk territory along the border of upstate New York, Ontario, and Quebec; the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and Arizona; the Lummi Reservation in Washington; as well as Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, and the West Bank. They have presented the project in many of these places, as well as Harlem, Brooklyn, Montreal, and Vancouver. For this double feature, they will present archival and contemporary videos from these places, and discuss some of their research, as well as the broader conceptual themes of the project. There will be two separate programs of screening and discussion, relating both reservations and camps.