September 23, 2009

Quileute Nation on Twilight Weekly

From a press release:

Quileute Nation sees 'Twilight Weekly: Spotlight" as opportunity to educate

Premieres Monday, September 28th at 10pm ET/7pm PTTV About Movies® today announced that the Quileute Nation has granted permission to the show "Twilight Weekly: Spotlight" to gather footage and imagery within tribal lands. This unprecedented access is the first-ever for a television network and was granted to REELZCHANNEL in recognition of the network's commitment to authenticity and the opportunity to educate those who have taken an interest in the Quileute Nation from their exposure to the culture through the Twilight saga of books and movies.

"The 'Twilight phenomenon' gives the Quileute Nation the opportunity to educate the world about their true history, traditions, culture and creation story," said Quileute spokesperson Jackie Jacobs. "It was very important to this Nation to partner with an organization that we felt understood that the non-fictional Quileute story is more complex, multi-dimensional and sacred than [the one] everyone has been exposed to. We have been inundated with requests from various outlets to tell the story but felt that REELZCHANNEL embodied the authentic direction we wanted to explore while keeping it fun and interesting for the fans."

The "Twilight Weekly: Spotlight" episode will give viewers an exclusive look at the Quileute Nation on Monday, September 28th at 10pm ET/7pm PT. This episode, shot on tribal lands of the Quileute Nation near La Push, Washington, captures the rich heritage and cultural traditions of the tribe that captivate Twilight movie fans. Viewers will learn the truth behind the Quileute legend that tells the story of a tribe descendant from wolves.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Quileute Werewolves in Twilight.

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