An Evening of Films,
Corn Soup and Discussion

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
from
6pm to 8pm

STANLEY “SULLY” HUFF HERITAGE CENTER
12857 Route 438
Iriving, NY 14081

Hosted by
TERRY JONES

(Seneca Nation - wolf clan)

Originally from Newtown on the Seneca Territory, Terry is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened all over the world. He is currently raising funds to help offset the costs to travel to India to work with fellow film collaborator, Govind Deecee, on new scripts and film works.

FILM PROGRAM

THOMAS INDIAN SCHOOL REUNION
a film by Terry Jones - 18 minutes

EXCLUSIVE: The premiere of the extended and re-edited version of “Thomas Indian School Reunion - 2004.” In 2004, the filmmaker filmed the reunion of former students at the Thomas Indian School in western New York. Personal testimonials include community members Rhoda Leaffe, Alice Gonzalez and Joanne Kabance. This version of the film includes additional testimonials and footage not included inthe original release.

Summary: Thomas Indian School Reunion (2004). From 1855 to 1956, the Thomas Indian School (formerly known as Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children) operated on the Seneca territory in New York State. Each year, former students gather and share their experience about the boarding school. These former students share their unique perspective of life as they fought to retain their native identity.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2006 3rd Annual Comanche Nation College Film Festival – Lawton, OK

UNEARTHED
a film by Govind Deecee & Terry Jones 
14 minutes

"This cinematic short film with indigenous actors of the Seneca, Oneida and Mohawk Nations revolves around the profound and problematic relationship between a single father, James, and his farming parents. Alienation and lack of understanding come to light, when James has to announce news about a new job."


- INDIANER INUIT: DAS NORDAMERIKA FILMFESTIVAL
Stuttgart, Germany

 

UNEARTHED features Seneca/Haudonesaunee community members Clint Jones, Kaivin Jones and Regina Jones. The film was shot on a family farm in Morrisville, NY.

GATHERED PLACES:
AN INDIAN DOCUMENTARY FILM

a film by Terry Jones & Govind Deecee
18 minutes

What happens when two Indian filmmakers, one from southern India and the other from an Indian reservation in western New York State, visits each other’s homelands? What are the similarities or differences between these ancient cultures? How does the modern world affect how they see themselves, each other and the outside world?

GATHERED PLACES is a documentary film that shows the worlds of India and Native America through the “Indian” lenses of filmmakers Terry Jones and Govind Deecee.

SOUP FOR MY BROTHER
a film by Terry Jones - 10 minutes

"In this strikingly poetic documentary about memory, loss and brotherly love, we find Jimmy, guided by the memory and words of his grandfather, preparing a soup for his beloved brother Danny, who passed away one year ago."


- imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2016)

WINNER- BEST DOCUMENTARY: 2016 Liverpool International Film Festival – Liverpool, England
FINALIST/OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2016 International Peace and Film Festival – Orlando, FL
NOMINATED - ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY: 2016 LA Skins Fest – Los Angeles, CA
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2018 Native American Doc Challenge – Audience Awards
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 American Indian Film Festival – San Francisco, CA
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 Buffalo International Film Festival - Buffalo, NY
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 Kanatsiohareke Haudenosaunee Film Festival - Fonda, NY
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 Syracuse International Film Festival - Syracuse, NY
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 Native Cinema Showcase (Smithsonian) - Santa Fe, NM
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 NatiVisions Film Festival - Parker, AZ
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2016 imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival – Toronto, Canada
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2016 First Nations Film and Video Festival – Chicago, IL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2016 Where Is The Horse Film Festival (WITHFF) - Montreal, Canada
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2016 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival - Winnipeg, Canada

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