Reclaiming Sacred Ground Film Series: Barking Water

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:30pm
West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Road

Led by UNC Asheville professors Trey Adcock, Reid Chapman and Sarah Judson, Reclaiming Sacred Ground: Native American Self-Representation in Film is a 4-part film and discussion series. Barking Water is the second film in the series.

Barking Water is the story of on-again-off-again lovers Frankie and Irene, elderly Native Americans, who embark on a final road trip through Native American communities across Oklahoma – after Irene breaks Frankie out of the hospital. As their old Volvo traverses the state, the couple reconnects with friends, family, their culture and each other. Confronting his past, Frankie makes amends and finds peace. The award-winning film by Native American director Sterlin Harjo features an all-Native American cast.

Running time for the film is 89 minutes, with discussion to follow. Contact the West Asheville library at 828-254-4752 for information.

This program is free and the public is invited.

The remaining films in this series will be: March 19, 2014 – The Fast Runner, April 23, 2014 – The Cherokee Word for Water.

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