February 17, 2010

100th screening of Ioway documentary

Ioway film gets acclaim from critics and American Indians[S]ince its release, it’s been shown 99 times—with the 100th showing set for Saturday night at Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island. It will be shown next week during the Native American Film Series at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Los Angeles.

The documentary also has been shown and well-received at several film festivals where pre-World War II documentaries scarcely get any notice.

But most of all, it has helped bring attention to a part of history that generally had been forgotten: the Ioway, an American Indian tribe from which the state received its name. Previously, one book written about the tribe constituted its documented history.

“People see this film and wonder, ‘Why didn’t I know about this story before?’” said Kelly Rundle, who is based in Moline with his wife and fellow filmmaker. “Particularly Iowans are that way. It’s a great story and something they should have known about but didn’t.”
Comment:  For more on the subject, see 4-Star Ioway Documentary and Native Documentaries and News.

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