The Arts Council of Central Louisiana presents a screening of the film, We Still Live Here: As Nutayunean, at the Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre in downtown Alexandria on Friday, March 16th at 7:00pm. Writer, producer and director, Anne Makepeace will be present, and following the conclusion of the film, will be on hand to field any audience questions. This is the fifth of the six films that comprise the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers line-up for the Arts Council 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series.
This engaging film tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language—a language silenced for more than a century. The Wampanoag Indians’ forebears ensured the survival of the first English settlers in America—the ‘Pilgrims’, and lived to regret it. A century ago, after nearly 300 years of contact, their language virtually disappeared. Now, spurred by an indomitable Wampanoag woman named Jessie Littledoe Baird, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back to life.
A trailer for We Still Live Here: As Nutayunean is available on the Arts Council of Central Louisiana website at www.louisiana-arts.org, along with information and trailers for each of the films featured in the Southern Circuit Tour. Tickets for the film are $5.00, and may be purchased at the Kress Theatre box office one hour prior to the screening, or in advance by phoning the Arts Council office at (318) 443-4718.
The 2011-2012 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of the non-profit regional arts organization, South Arts. The screenings of the Tour #1 films are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts Council gratefully acknowledges Capital One Bank as the producing partner of the Film Series.