Multicultural Resource Center Presents:
INDIGENOUS FILM SERIES - "BY BLOOD"
HURSDAY, JULY 12TH - 7-9PM
At the turn of the 19th century, the U.S. government’s efforts to “civilize” the Cherokee and Seminole Nations included encouraging African slave labor. After the Civil War, these slaves became known as “Freedmen” and were granted membership within the tribes. Now, almost 150 years later, the tribes have disenfranchised descendants of Freedmen and excluded them from tribal benefits. By Blood follows the Freedmen as they battle to regain their tribal citizenship, manifesting a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people.
7:00p to 9:00p @ The Creative Hub" MRC, 516 W. MLK Jr. St. Ithaca NY
Donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds
losed Captions Available. Discussion to follow film.
MRC's Indigenous film series highlights the many levels of indigenous experiences as seen through the eyes of indigenous peoples, film directors, producers, and actors. The films will explore various themes such as indigenous culture, life, family, oppression, and resistance.