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Haskell film festival set for weekend

March 25, 2012

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Haskell Indian Nations University will host the eighth annual American Indian Film Festival Friday and Saturday in the Haskell Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

The festival features 10 films, including four short films, and kicks off Friday with a 6:15 p.m. showing of “The Dead Can’t Dance,” about three Native American men who find they are immune to a virus that is turning others into zombies, from Wichita filmmaker Rod Pocowatchit. He will participate in a question-and-answer session afterward.

Eight films will show Saturday, starting at 2:30 p.m., including the 7:30 p.m. premiere of “What is Indigenous Success” by Haskell student Joshua D. Woosypitti.

Woosypitti’s movie was filmed in Lawrence and gathers perspectives from urban, rural, traditional and nontraditional Native Americans. They include Haskell students, alumni, professors and faculty members.

For more information, contact Rhonda LeValdo at rlevaldo@haskell.edu.

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