February 25, 2009

Allan Houser documentary

Film tells of Apache art icon Allan HouserAllan Houser’s sculptures and paintings evoked the experience of American Indian life, particularly for the Apache tribe living in Oklahoma.

"Unconquered: Allan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family,” a documentary on the Houser family and the artist’s work, premieres at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Oklahoma Educationa Television Authority stations.

Written and directed by Oklahoma native Bryan Beasley, "Unconquered” follows the Houser family beginning in the 1860s and the family’s experience as part of the tribe’s internment. Houser was born at Fort Sill to Sam and Blossom Haozous in 1914. His family’s experience informed Houser’s art in crucial ways and continues to inspire Houser’s sons, who also became artists.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Documentaries and News.

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