Press Release

PEMBROKE, NC – Public relations seniors at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke are hosting the second annual Lumbee River Independent Film Festival in the Givens Performing Arts Center, premiering the documentary, Voices of the Lumbee, at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 10th, and showcasing never-before-seen films created by students and independent filmmakers.

Local celebrities such as Miss Lumbee, Alexis Locklear, and Miss Greater Carolina, Comfort Johnson will be in attendance at the event. The local band, Dark Water Rising, will also be playing an acoustic set before the film festival begins. Admission is free. Door prizes will be raffled off during the intermission. Each attendee will be given a chance to purchase raffle tickets and pre-order film festival t-shirts at the information booth during community events or at the door.

The festival is a fun and exciting event for families and local community members. UNCP professors Jason Hutchens and Michele Fazio explained, “The film festival is an excellent opportunity to showcase the creative works of UNCP students and others interested in filmmaking. Our documentary explores some of the academic and community partnerships taking place in Robeson County now. We believe the festival will further dialogue between the university campus and local communities.”

To learn more about the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival, please contact Dr. Dandan Liu at (910) 521-6538, email us at:, or visit our Facebook page: Lumbee River Independent Film Festival.

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