Discussion with Navajo Filmmaker Norman Patrick Brown


Location: IUSB Wiekamp 2210

Navajo filmmaker Norman Patrick Brown will visit the IUSB campus on Tuesday, November 9.  Brown is based in Gallup, New Mexico and believes, "there's only one way to make a movie about Navajos: with a Navajo cast, crew and director, in the Navajo language."  Of Rainbow Boy, Brown says, "[it] is an allegorical tale about the consequences of loss of culture and human devastation of planet earth."

Concern about environmental deterioration and its impact on Native America informs Brown's filmmaking. An activism-based discussion of the ecological impact of uranium mining on the Navajo nation will be held at noon in Wiekamp 2210 (bring your lunch!). 

Brown will lead a question and answer session about his films in that same room at 3pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

At 7pm, Brown will screen clips from The Rainbow Boy and Poison Wind in Wiekamp 1001.  A reception follows.

All events are free and open to the public.

To see a video of Brown discussing his work, click here.

For more information on this event, please contact Rebecca Torstrick, rtorstri@iusb.edu