November 04, 2008

Heritage month on PBS

PBS Presents Programs for Native American Heritage MonthPBS celebrates Native American Heritage Month (November) with the broadcast premiere of "March Point" on INDEPENDENT LENS and an encore presentation of REMEMBERED EARTH: NEW MEXICO'S HIGH DESERT. Both programs explore the relationship of humans to the natural world and the importance of land and the environment in Native culture.

Looking ahead to April 2009, PBS will broadcast WE SHALL REMAIN, a landmark five-part miniseries that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. The first phase of the companion Web site to the series ( launched October 23, 2008.

INDEPENDENT LENS "March Point" (New)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)

"March Point" follows the journey of three troubled teens from the Swinomish Tribe who have been asked to make a film about the threat their people face from two local oil refineries.

Thursday, November 13 and Monday, November 17, 10:30-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)

In REMEMBERED EARTH, filmmaker John Grabowska and Native-American author N. Scott Momaday present a vision of hope for humankind's relationship to the natural world by interpreting the myth, beauty and power of a scarred but sacred landscape of the American West.

Premieres April 2009

From PBS' acclaimed history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, in association with Native American Public Television, comes WE SHALL REMAIN, a groundbreaking miniseries and provocative multimedia project. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native-American perspective.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Documentary and News.

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