September 07, 2011

Documentary on sacred runs

Filmmaker to show documentary as part of SUNY Oneonta's American Indian programA film promoting world peace will be shown Thursday at the State University College at Oneonta as part of a series of programs honoring American Indians.

Canadian filmmaker Andrea Sadler will present her documentary, “The Sacred Run: The Lotus and the Feather,” at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Craven Lounge of the Morris Conference Center on the college campus. The film has been broadcast on the Hallmark channel, screened at the Cannes Film Festival and shown at other international festivals.

A firsthand account of a nearly 2,500-mile trek led by American Indians along the Sea of Japan to promote world peace in 2003, the film is part of the college’s “Restoring Indigenous Presence: Opening the Door to Native Americans” program. The program is free and open to the public.

According to a media release, “sacred runs” are rooted in ancient American Indian culture and were revived in the 1970s “as a way to bring attention to the sacredness of all life and the balance between humankind and the Earth.” Since the first modern Sacred Run in 1978, runners have covered more than 33,000 miles across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Running the Tarahumara Way and Native Documentaries and News.

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