Stranahan House and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole MuseumÂ to Feature 1950s Documentary at Seminole Cinema Night.Â Kent MacKenizeâ€™s â€œThe Exilesâ€ was lost for 50 years.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum and the Historic Stranahan House Museum are collaborating on a first-ever local screening of the 1958 film, â€œThe Exiles,â€ produced by director Kent MacKenzie. The documentary, which was lost for nearly 50 years and restored in 2008, follows three Indian Americans who have left their reservations to live in downtown Los Angelesâ€™ Skid Row. The film reveals the complex social issues faced by these young teens and highlights many challenges that still exist today.
Navajo photographer and storyteller Pamela Peters will be showcasing her own modern take on the documentary, â€œLegacy of the Exiled NDNz.â€ Her production will be shown along with the historic film. Among the five Native Americans involved in the Peters production is Spencer Battiest, a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who grew up on the Hollywood reservation.Â Also in attendance will be â€œSeminole Royalty:â€ Jr. Miss Florida Seminole, Cheyenne Nunez; Little Mr. Seminole, Roberto Osceola Bernard; Little Miss Seminole, Madasyn Billie; and Miss Florida Seminole, Brianna Nunez.
Friday, November 21, 2014.
6 pm: Opening Reception featuring music by Slip and the Spinouts.
7 pm: Movie followed by Q&A.
Tickets are free for Historic Stranahan House Museum and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum members and $6 for the general public.Â For information please contact Melanie Claros, Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-524-4736.