On Saturday Oct. 11th Drs. Michele Fazio and Jason Hutchens attended the North Carolina Folklore Society’s 101st conference where they received the Brown-Hudson Award for their work on Voices of the Lumbee. The award recognizes persons who have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation, continuation, or study of North Carolina folk traditions. We’re thrilled to have received this honor. Thanks go out to all of the folks involved in the production that helped make this possible!
More exciting news related to Voices of the Lumbee! It was featured in the New York-based arts program Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi. The entire episode is about Lumbee dance and culture. It’s an excellently crafted program. Watch it here:
We received news last week that Voices of the Lumbee won first place in the Broadcast Education Association’s District 2 Faculty Video Competition! The conference will be held at the end of September and clips of the film will be showcased at the event. Special thanks to everyone involved that helped make this possible. We hope this is the first of many!
Yesterday at the Lumbee Tribe’s Spring Powwow, Travel Barefeet, a New York-based television program about dance, music, and traditional culture, interviewed Alexis Locklear about her role in Voices of the Lumbee. A segment about the film will be in the show’s upcoming season.
The Robesonian published a great article about the film festival and the premiere of Voices of the Lumbee.
Tons of photos have been posted from the film festival.
Check out the LRIFF Facebook page to see them.
We’ll have more updates soon!
Drs. Fazio and Liu at the photo opp by our LRIFF banner!