Voices of the Lumbee is scheduled to screen at the Longleaf Film Festival on Saturday May 14th at 11am. The full festival schedule is here. The event is free to the public, so we hope to see you there!
The work of Lumbee artist Jessica Clark, featured in VoTL, is now on display at the Guilford Native American Gallery in Greensboro. Along with Michele Fazio’s twenty-panel oral history exhibit of Lumbee Elders and original art by Joan Blackwell, the exhibit ties together themes of the past and the present to celebrate Lumbee culture and community ties.
While serving as a visiting professor in the Cultura e Letteratura Italiana-Americana program (CLIA) at the University of Calabria in January, Michele Fazio screened Voices of the Lumbee to an audience of graduate students and faculty engaged in research about diaspora and immigration studies. Her talk, “Oral History and Community Engagement in a Transnational Context: Stories of Migration Past and Present,” encouraged the study of work histories throughout the regions in Southern Italy to examine how labor and immigration patterns shape community and family life.
Photos by Luca Pizzimenti
Last night’s screening at the North Carolina Museum of History was a success. After a discussion led by filmmakers Michele Fazio and Jason Hutchens, Lakota John and Kin took the stage.
Voices of the Lumbee will be screening at the North Carolina Museum of History on Friday Nov. 20th at 7pm. Cost is $5 per person (children under 12 get in free). The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with filmmakers.
Information for the event can be found here.
We hope to see you there!