November 16, 2009

40th anniversary of Alcatraz occupation

Tower of films to recall Alcatraz takeover

By Rachel GordonCoit Tower will be turned into a huge outdoor movie screen to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the American Indian Movement's occupation of Alcatraz Island.

Projectors will be used to cast digital images on the 210-foot concrete tower that sits atop Telegraph Hill.

At least five films will be shown, one after another, on the evenings of Nov. 25 and 26. The two-night event is titled "Indigenous Renewal: Alcatraz Occupation Remembrance + Ohlone Presence Celebrated."
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Documentaries and News.

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