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  • Sacred Steps: Remembering Sand Creek

    On November 29, 1864 Col. John Chivington led an attack against a group of Cheyenne and Arapaho camped in Southeast Colorado. Chivington and his soldiers killed approximately 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho people – mostly women, children, and elders. Many of those killed were also mutilated.  Through interviews with tribal elders, runners, and observers, the audience will gain an understanding of the emotions Sand Creek evokes.

    Sacred Steps – July 8 at 6pm PT / 9pm EST

     

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Racing The Rez : 09:00 - 10:00

-For the Navajo and Hopi, running is much more than a sport, it is woven into the cultural fabric of their lives. Encouraged by their elders, many Navajos and Hopis begin running at an early age - to greet the morning sun, to prepare for a ceremony or simply to challenge themselves in the vast, southwestern landscape. In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools vie for the state championship while striving to find their place among their native people and the larger American culture. Win or lose, what they learn over the course of two racing seasons has a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Combining interviews with verite-style shooting, RACING THE REZ offers a rare view into the surprising complexity and diversity of contemporary reservation life, from the point of view of five teenage boys on the cusp of adulthood. The documentary follows Ryan, Dennis, Billy, Johnny and Joyai from the classrooms to their remote, un-electrified homes, from grueling runs across canyons and mesas to their ultimate day of reckoning the state meet and beyond.